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    Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    New laptop with Win7, ran Windows Installer to upload 12.04 - ran well, no issues. Rebooted laptop and checked windows booted successful, it did. Rebooted, selected ubuntu - got black screen with two lines of (initramfs).

    Could press any key to get around it. Rebooted.

    Using the live USB I had previously downloaded, ran through the terminal the boot-repair instructions. All ran reasonably successfully until the end - got an error of some kind but didn't note it because the prompt that the repair was successful was also displayed. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6773220/

    Now windows still boots successfully but still ubuntu doesn't - gives the following error on a black screen

    [36.680293] Kernal panic - not syncing: Attempting to kill init! exitcode = 0x00000100
    [36.680293]
    [36.680342] drm_kms_helper: panic occurred, switching back to text console

    Again, only rebooting the system would get me back to windows.

    What the heck??? Kernal panic. Panic occurred. It's all a bit melodramatic.
    Ideas on a fix?

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    FYI: Wubi is not supported anymore, even though it's still available. Might be a better option to go for a dual-boot or try Ubuntu from a Ubuntu Live install disk/USB.

    Few use Wubi, but hopefully someone will pop up with a fix.

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Truly? Damn. If it's not supported it shouldn't be available - or at minimum should come with a blazen warning that it's not supported. ****. How do I now uninstall to start again???

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    You are showing SFS type partitions which are Windows dynamic not standard basic partitions. Linux does not work with the proprietary dynamic partitions. And Windows does not let you easily undo the conversion, but the conversion to dynamic is just one click.

    Is your system also an Ultrabook with the 32GB drive as an SSD. That uses Intel SRT which is RAID and adds another level of complication.

    Microsofts offical policy is a full backup, erase dynamic partitions and create new basic partitions. There is no undo.
    Dynamic volume is a Microsoft proprietary format developed together with Veritas (now acquired by Symantec) for logical volumes.
    You may be use a third-party tool, such as Partition Wizard MiniTool or EASEUS to convert a convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk without having to delete or format them.
    I've never used any of these and so I can't be sure they will work.Be sure to have good backups as any major partition change has risks.
    Dynamic also on gpt as LDM
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...=vs.85%29.aspx
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...asic-disk.html


    Intel Smart Response Technology
    http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support...ts/chpsts/imsm
    Some general info in post #3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2071242
    ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8 oem Sony T & Intel SRT
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2090605
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Oh dear me! What a pickle this is!!! If only there was a clearer warning about it's lack of support and functionality... ho hum! Right. Soooo has anyone got experience using the Seven Forums disk tute?

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    I have also these links, but since you also have Intel SRT I am not sure what else may be an issue.

    EASEUS Partition Master
    http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
    Partition Wizard
    http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html
    GRUB2 2.00 recognizes defunct LDM headers from old dynamic partitions
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1061255

    Posts by oldfred & srs5694
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1705481
    SFS converting:
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...asic-disk.html
    Post 96 using sfdisk - must have only 4 partitions
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...c-disk-10.html
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309044
    Also used testdisk
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1675420
    Used testdisk but see caveats in Post#7:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1669418
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Thanks oldfred, I appreciate your time. I'm not sure additional links are going to help me since I don't really know what I'm doing in the first instance. It used to be straight forward. Given that it is a notebook that had windows already installed I do not have windows cd's to do a complete reinstall if the seven forum tute goes awry - forget that, the laptop doesn't even have a cd drive so I wouldn't know how to reinstall windows even if I had to!

    Worse case scenario I have to pay someone to do the reinstall. That would suck but I don't see what else I can do if the Seven Forums tute (option 1) doesn't work... here goes nothing. Fingers crossed....

    # Edit #

    Ran it successfully. Windows is fine. Still cannot load ubuntu. Now I'm getting error:

    Filesystem check or mount failed.
    A maintenance shell will now be started.
    CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and continue booting after re-trying filesystems. Any further errors will be ignored
    Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue):

    So I don't have a password set up and if I try to type Control-D or anything for that matter I get nothing except "Login incorrect Give root password for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue):"

    Right... so... next suggestion would be to???
    Last edited by CaronMargarete; January 19th, 2014 at 05:12 AM.

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Where are you getting filesysem check error? Windows, Ubuntu or Ubuntu install media?
    If Windows or another NTFS partition, you may need chkdsk from Windows.
    If install media it may not have been downloaded correctly or written correctly.

    Best to fully backup Windows and make a Windows repairCD or flash drive. Suggestions for alternative are in link in my signature for UEFI but applies for any system. You should have a repair CD or flash drive for the current version of every system installed. Ubuntu live installer works, but Windows has you make your own since they do not ship install media anymore.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Amazingly, oldfred, the fix I found was ridiculously simple. I was having a look through the installed programs and saw ubuntu listed. When I clicked on it, it prompted to uninstall it. Naturally, I followed though and low & behold - we're back to square one!!! Thank you for your support - simply knowing someone else with a lot more knowledge is aware is quite helpful.

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    Re: Windows installer of 12.04, (initramfs) on boot, repair-boot, kernal panic error

    Was that then a wubi install?
    That does not work with UEFI as wubi does not work with UEFI.

    And 12.04 is last version supported of wubi.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair:
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