View Full Version : [wubi] Wubi broken after hard boot, and update. What is the culprit?

December 18th, 2012, 02:35 AM
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

December 18th, 2012, 05:27 AM
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#How_can_I_access_my_Wubi_install_and_rep air_my_install_if_it_won.27t_boot.3F