View Full Version : [ubuntu] Karmic (wubi install) won't boot after dist-upgrade

January 11th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Hi, i have Karmic installed with Wubi inside a Vista NTFS filesystem.

Yesterday i did an apt-get dist-upgrade and Karmic never booted again. It won't even show the grub kernel list, it just shows some really quick text that vanishes before i can even figure out what it is and then drops to some sort of grub shell and then i can't figure out what to do.

I could boot a livecd and mount my karmic install and everything seems fine, the filesystem is clean and all that. But how do i fix it so it can boot again?

Does anyone here know wtf happened? Was there a bad upgrade or something?

Thanks a lot for all help.

January 12th, 2010, 11:08 AM

January 12th, 2010, 11:42 AM
It sounds like the same problem I encountered a few weeks back.

Try this;

sh:grub linux /boot /vmlinuz-2.6.31-16-generic root=/dev/sda2 loop=ubuntu/disks/root.disk.ro


sh:grub initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.31-16-generic


sh:grub boot

If that works and brings your Ubuntu back, go into a terminal and

sudo update-grub2

It worked for me on more than one instance.

January 12th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Kernel update?Maybe something like this?:GNU GRUB version.....minimal bash-like line editing is supported.......? If so,it's most probably wubi-related and there are many threads on the forum.