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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    If you have a problem booting into Windows you need to take care of that first before trying to fix Wubi.

    A Windows support forum would be more appropriate.

    This is a good one:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/

    ill just install only ubuntu 11.04

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubi1200 View Post
    Shikhin,
    The boot script results only confirm what you already know; that the root.disk is gone.

    Try searching in other locations as well, making sure you enabled the hidden files and folders option.

    Unfortunately, however, if you cannot find it you have no choice but to reinstall again.
    Hi Rubi1200,

    Thanks for all your help. This time, I re-installed, using the native bootable CD - without using Wubi. Hope this also isn't as buggy as Wubi. Now, am re-configuring my toolchain. Slow process.

    Regards,
    Shikhin

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Quote Originally Posted by Shikhin View Post
    Hi Rubi1200,

    Thanks for all your help. This time, I re-installed, using the native bootable CD - without using Wubi. Hope this also isn't as buggy as Wubi. Now, am re-configuring my toolchain. Slow process.

    Regards,
    Shikhin
    Glad you found a way to deal with this.

    Good luck and if you need more help please start your own thread in the appropriate forum to deal with non-Wubi issues.

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Hey, I have a question regarding a long boot time. I'm not sure if this is standard with Wubi or not, but when I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, I get a message in a black screen that says:
    Try (hd 0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr
    That last for a long time, over a minuet I am assuming
    Then, I get a purple screen with different options to select. I can't remember all the options but there is like Ubunut-generic or Ubuntu recovery
    Then for a small amount of time it is a black screen with a blinking curser
    Then I get to the log in page. Is this normal?

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Quote Originally Posted by mclizardman View Post
    Hey, I have a question regarding a long boot time. I'm not sure if this is standard with Wubi or not, but when I select Ubuntu from the boot menu, I get a message in a black screen that says:
    Try (hd 0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr
    That last for a long time, over a minuet I am assuming
    Then, I get a purple screen with different options to select. I can't remember all the options but there is like Ubunut-generic or Ubuntu recovery
    Then for a small amount of time it is a black screen with a blinking curser
    Then I get to the log in page. Is this normal?
    No it's not normal. Maybe try defragmenting.

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Guys,

    Newbie here. I have installed Ubuntu on my DELL Optiplex GX270, which until now only had run under Windows XP (yeah, I know...). Anyways, like I said, I "managed" to install Ubuntu using Wubi. Both (XP and Ubuntu) were running just fine until a couple of days ago. At that time, my computer slowed down so badly while I was browsing the internet using Firefox under Ubuntu that I shut it down (turned the power off). When, I rebooted after I selected Ubuntu, I got this error message:

    Try(hd0,0) NTFS5

    and then:

    GRUB>

    I have been trying to "fix" it since to no avail. I managed to reboot in Ubuntu using an USB, but I can't have access to my files in Ubuntu in the PCs hard drive. I should also point that the PC still runs fine under XP.

    So here is what I need guidance with (in that order):

    1. Is there anyway I can access my data (Ubuntu) on the hard drive? either from XP or from Ubuntu on the USB.

    2. If this is not possible how can I go about fixing this situation?

    Thanks in advance.

    This is an output from Ubuntu in the USB.

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -lu

    Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14589 cylinders, total 234375000 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xb0000000

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 63 234356219 117178078+ 7 HPFS/NTFS

    Disk /dev/sdb: 4009 MB, 4009754624 bytes
    145 heads, 48 sectors/track, 1125 cylinders, total 7831552 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sdb1 * 48 7831551 3915752 b W95 FAT32

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Quote Originally Posted by Fukuro Orukuf View Post
    Guys,

    Newbie here. I have installed Ubuntu on my DELL Optiplex GX270, which until now only had run under Windows XP (yeah, I know...). Anyways, like I said, I "managed" to install Ubuntu using Wubi. Both (XP and Ubuntu) were running just fine until a couple of days ago. At that time, my computer slowed down so badly while I was browsing the internet using Firefox under Ubuntu that I shut it down (turned the power off). When, I rebooted after I selected Ubuntu, I got this error message:

    Try(hd0,0) NTFS5

    and then:

    GRUB>

    I have been trying to "fix" it since to no avail. I managed to reboot in Ubuntu using an USB, but I can't have access to my files in Ubuntu in the PCs hard drive. I should also point that the PC still runs fine under XP.

    So here is what I need guidance with (in that order):

    1. Is there anyway I can access my data (Ubuntu) on the hard drive? either from XP or from Ubuntu on the USB.

    2. If this is not possible how can I go about fixing this situation?

    Thanks in advance.

    This is an output from Ubuntu in the USB.
    Hi and welcome to the forums.

    It's very important to avoid forced shutdowns when using Wubi. Wubi uses a virtual disk that is itself a file, so... if Ubuntu is in the middle of accessing files, it means the virtual disk is also accessing the hard drive, and by powering off you can corrupt it.

    In some cases Windows will repair the damage and move it to a hidden folder C:\FOUND.000 on windows.

    So first thing - go to C:\ubuntu and check that the root.disk is there: C:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk
    If not, turn on hidden folders (in windows explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View tab. Check Show hidden files and folders. Then look for C:\FOUND.000
    If the root.disk is in there, copy it back. You can only recover your data if you have this file.

    If you have the file, then it might be corrupted within the virtual file system, in which case you can run fsck on it from the live USB. See here for info

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Thanks bcbc,

    I appreciate you prompt reply.

    I tried your suggested steps. The folder C:\ubuntu\disks

    it is still there, but, I can't access it. I get this message:

    The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable

    The other folders:

    install, winboot I can access.

    Does it mean I've lost my files...I hope not!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Wubi megathread

    Fukuro Orukuf...

    Try this:
    1. boot that live USB you have, see if you can see the root.disk (copy it if you can).
    i.e. go to a terminal (CTRL+ALT+t)
    mount the windows partition
    look for the disk
    copy (assuming you have enough space to copy it)
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /media/win
    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/win
    ls /media/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk  #(lowercase LS)
    cp /media/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /media/win/backuproot.disk
    You could also try to mount the root.disk and copy personal data:
    Code:
    sudo mount -o loop /media/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /mnt
    cp /mnt/home/yourUserName/xxx /media/win/somefolder
    Once you've tried the data recovery, I would recommend booting windows and running chkdsk:
    Open Computer (or "My computer" on XP)
    Right click on C:, select properties, Tools
    Check disk for errors:
    Fix automatically

    Then you'll have to reboot to complete.

    I'd say the chances of it coming back with the \ubuntu\disks folder in tact will be slim. So you'll have to check C:\FOUND.000

    Hopefully if you were able to copy your root.disk it won't matter. Report back with what you find and we can see what's going on.

  10. #590
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    Re: Wubi megathread

    bcbc thanks again.

    I will try what you suggest.

    Thanks again.

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