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Thread: Wubi broken after hard boot, and update. What is the culprit?

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    Wubi broken after hard boot, and update. What is the culprit?

    I was in Ubuntu freshly updated 12.?? (wubi install in windows 7)
    ubuntu froz... i hard booted and now at start up if i select ubuntu i get :
    Try (hd0,0) : NTFS5; No wubildr
    Try (hd0,1) : NTFS5: error: "prefix" is not set.

    then I am dumped into grub prompt.

    I did chkdsk /r from windows
    didnt find anything but an error in an old video file.
    and windows has done a clean shut down.

    same errors occur

    In windows both my root.disk and root.swap files are in the ubuntu\disks\ dir.
    one thing i notice is that Ubuntu\disks\boot\grub\ is completely empty including hidden files.

    un like many installs I installed wubi on a different partition than my windows drive c
    Its installed on drive E

    What can i try next?

    I have been through the following form already ... and some others
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=10180438

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    Re: Wubi broken after hard boot, and update. What is the culprit?

    The \ubuntu\disks\boot\grub directory is always empty - it's an artifact from an older release.

    If you've run chkdsk on the drive where you installed, then you probably need to fsck the root.disk and this can only be done from a live CD/USB. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide#Ho...on.27t_boot.3F

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