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    Recovery of partition

    I scanned the Forum but I did not see anything that talks to the issue of reinstalling a Ubuntu partition using Wubi.

    I used Wubi to install a partition on a Windows 7 system under. It worked great until my disk crashed. I had ROS installed on the partition and some other code. The data was recovered into an ubuntu directory in a temporary directory. Under the temporary directory is ubuntu>disks>root.disk which is the size of the partition that I asked Wubi to create. What do I need to do to be able to boot into Windows or into Ubuntu?

    If I get it reinstalled, what is the best way to back up the partition. I tried doing a copy of the root.disk file but it was too large to copy onto a USB drive which had plenty of space for the file.

    Thanks

    Chuck

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    Re: Recovery of partition

    Welcome to the forums.

    I do not really know wubi but saved some info that may help.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi

    You can just reinstall wubi in Windows can replace the new root.disk with your old one if old one still works ok.

    How-to: Recover files from Wubi install with LiveCD
    http://neosmart.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5004
    [Script] Mount Wubi Disk from Linux mount old wubi in new install
    mount ntfs partition first:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1037874
    mkdir /mnt/windows
    mount -o loop /mnt/windows/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /mnt/ubuntu

    Read wubi from Windows:
    http://ext2read.blogspot.com/

    HOWTO: migrate wubi install to partition - bcbc
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MigrateWubi
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1519354
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Ho...ws%20entirely?

    See also this thread, you technically do not need windows to use wubi.
    Posts by meierfra. to use grub2 to directly boot wubi
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8903013
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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