View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installation of Ubuntu Incomplete 8.10 Root File Not Defined

Max Avion
April 9th, 2009, 08:51 AM

I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my laptop along side windows and am trying to do the same on someone elses laptop. The only thing is that he has 4 partitions 2 which are local disks. I booted normally with Windows XP and began the installation of Ubunutu once installed I booted with Ubuntu from the OS choice menu but before showing the desktop a "verifying installation" screen poped up and showed the following message right at the end.

“No root file system defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.”

I am not too sure where to correct this error and would really appreciate some advice. Many thanks in advnace.


April 9th, 2009, 09:26 AM
If you are using wubi to install (installing inside windows) try running a

chkdsk /r first before installing.

Max Avion
April 9th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Thank you for the reply but how is chkdsk going to specify a root directory?