View Full Version : [ubuntu] Lost virtual file system

July 9th, 2012, 02:11 PM
I ran a WUBI upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04 recently and have had a meltdown.

Booting fails around about Grub.

Looking at the hard drive from either a Ubuntu Live CD or from Windows the root.disk file is 0 bytes.

Is there a recovery strategy for the virtual file system?
the Swap file appeared to have 256M in size.

July 10th, 2012, 05:45 PM
Wubi is ok to try Ubuntu, but it's safer to install it OUTSIDE Windows (= standard installer (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/GraphicalInstall)) for a long-term use.

If your root.disk file is 0 bytes, and if you have no home.disk , everything is lost.