Strangely enough D drive is unformatted which i'm certain is what formatted before but cant recall the original format.
switch both or just D drive?
Edit: it seams i cannot access the D drive while it is unformatted
Last edited by SimpleWater; April 14th, 2011 at 06:11 AM.
I'm trying to figure out how to do this on XP. There is a "diskpart" program.
I've shown you how I listed my partitions (commands in blue). Do the same on yours and post back.Code:C:\>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565 Copyright (C) 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: INSPIRON DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 73 GB 2636 MB DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 OEM 47 MB 32 KB Partition 2 Primary 39 GB 47 MB Partition 3 Primary 20 GB 39 GB Partition 4 Extended 14 GB 59 GB Partition 5 Logical 10 GB 59 GB Partition 6 Logical 2048 MB 71 GB DISKPART>exit
Last edited by bcbc; April 14th, 2011 at 06:55 AM. Reason: split c:\> out of the blue font
c:\>diskpart did not happen to work but just simply "diskpart" didCode:Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:\Documents and Settings\Joel>diskpart Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565 Copyright (C) 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: MICASA DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 75 GB 0 B DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> list partition Partition ### Type Size Offset ------------- ---------------- ------- ------- Partition 1 Primary 5146 MB 32 KB Partition 2 Primary 39 GB 5154 MB Partition 3 Unknown 31 GB 44 GB DISKPART>
That's /dev/sda1 and it's 5GB == D:Partition 1 Primary 5146 MB 32 KB
If i want to try this again should i uninstall ubuntu and reinstall with wubi and try again and repeat the steps that i did on this guide with /dev/sda1
also do you know what format D: was in before. And if want to do this on the 31GB partition is that /dev/sda3 and NTFS format and 4k cluster size? or is there anything i'm missing
You do not need to uninstall Wubi Ubuntu and reinstall - it will delete your existing Wubi install which will likely boot normally as long as you clear out that ext4 file system from /dev/sda1. If you don't reformat /dev/sda1 then reinstalling Wubi won't boot for the same reason your current one is not booting.
I have no idea what is in /dev/sda3 (the 31GB partition) or what /dev/sda1 looked like prior to the format.
This migration howto is provided to enable Wubi users to migrate to a partition install if they wish, and the script provides a lot of protection (I've also spent a lot of time testing it and making sure it's safe). But the job of partitioning is left up to the user, and when you choose to do the manual migration - you assume those risks.
I tried to be clear on the first post:
...Please don't use the manual migration unless you fully understand what you are doing. The automated migration has many additional safeguards and will protect you from errors.
I have been considering removing the manual migration instructions. I think the risk is too high versus the benefit (and curious people can just review the script).2. Format new partition if not done so already - make sure it's empty, large enough and unmounted
WARNING -- the next command will wipe all existing data on /dev/sda5