View Full Version : [ubuntu] error in boot using under wubi

April 24th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I downloaded the RC about a week ago (8.04) and have had it installed under wubi. Well, yesterday I was messing around with disk mounting when I was trying to mount an iso of a game cd. Well I may have done bad things:confused: I started it this morning and got the following startup message in recovery mode:

mount: Mouning /root on /host failed: invalid argument
ALERT! /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I got a prompt for "initramfs" after this and didnt know where to go from there for recovery. Is there anything I can do to repair this, or do I have to cut my losses and re-install? I would rather not given that I have configured and fine tuned everything the way I would like it.

Thanks for any help in advance! Eager to escape from vista asap!

April 24th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Did you try to boot into recovery mode?

April 24th, 2008, 05:31 PM
yes. In normal boot it just went to "initramfs" prompt with no other information. In recovery mode it gave me the error above before going to that prompt.

April 25th, 2008, 12:31 AM
...anyone? :(

April 25th, 2008, 02:38 AM
Try this link in the Wubi forum, it looks very similar to your issue http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=761118

I hope this helps