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Old 03-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Angry Missing Ubuntu partition folder, cant load ubuntu


Hi All,

I have installed ubuntu-9.10 into my notebook hp-pavilion, DV2013. I have done dual boot setting with the other OS is windows XP.

The problem I am facing now is that I when i start ubuntu the only thing that comes up is Grub-1.97 black screen. I cant go into desktop mode.

The windows xp starts fine and when I check the ubuntu folder in C-drive it has about 691mb only, all the others files is missing.

In the C-drive ubuntu folder this is the only things that left:
1)install
2)winboot
3)ubuntu icon
4)uninstall wubi application

The problem started when my power supply cord disconnected twice while I am using ubuntu. The laptop battery wasn't fixed during this time.

All my work is missing, anyone PLEASE help...
 
Old 03-05-2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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Are you dual booting or running on wubi?
 
Old 03-05-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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hi,

dual booting

thanks in advance
 
Old 03-05-2010, 05:57 PM   #4
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Windows can't read partitions for Linux so don't worry about that. Although I am wondering why you have a folder called Ubuntu under C:\... Anyway, Sounds like there is a problem with your grub.conf. Boot off of the liveCD and open a terminal and enter the following
Code:
sudo grub
> root (hd0,0)
> setup (hd0)
> quit
This should set grub up again. Hopefully this will fix the problem.

* if by chance windows doesn't show up in grub after running those commands do the following:

Code:
nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
There may be commented out code for a windows install that looks like this:
Code:
# title   Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root   (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader   +1
just uncomment each line (take out the #) and that should get windows running again.

Hope it helps

Last edited by bret381; 03-05-2010 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 06:28 PM   #5
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Did you use the "install from windows" option that appears when you insert the ubuntu CD while running wintendo (this uses wubi), or did you boot off the CD and install from there? If you did the former then it's likelly the AC charger disconnections corrupted the wintendo's filesystem (which the ubuntu image is sitting on), if it's the later, it's probably the X11 config file that got corrupted/damaged.
 
Old 03-05-2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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hi bret381,

I have tried what you suggested but when i reboot using live CD and type the sudo grub command it gives me "there no grub installed".

what should i don for this?

Thanks
 
Old 03-05-2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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Hi fbsduser,

I have installed ubuntu from the 1s option "install from windows", so as you mentioned it might have corrupted the wintendo's filesystem.

Is there anyway to get this working again?

Thanks
 
Old 03-14-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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Hi fbsduser,

I have installed ubuntu from the 1s option "install from windows", so as you mentioned it might have corrupted the wintendo's filesystem.

Is there anyway to get this working again?

Thanks
If the image got deleted or disappeared from the filesystem because of filesystem corruption, you're screwed. That's one of the downsides of using wubi.
 
  


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