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Old 10-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #1
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Win 7. No root file system is defined error


OK i finally got ubuntu to install with wubi on a partition that i named ubuntu on drive E, but when i start up ubuntu i get the "No root file system is defined" error. I've tried to reinstall it multiple times. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-12-2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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that is because when you installed you did not define the file system...e.g ext2, ext3 etc, so it cannot boot. Reinstall and remember to choose the file system during installation
 
Old 10-12-2011, 09:55 AM   #3
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that is because when you installed you did not define the file system...e.g ext2, ext3 etc, so it cannot boot. Reinstall and remember to choose the file system during installation
i did.... because i selected drive E and ubuntu did boot but it got stoped by the error message.
 
Old 10-12-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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Wubi is a windows installer to install Ubuntu as a program inside windows. Read the info at the Ubuntu site below:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi
 
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Well i deleted my partition and uninstalled ubuntu and tried wubi again but this time on the C drive like the website says to do and got the same result. :/
 
Old 10-12-2011, 07:22 PM   #6
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Have you tried booting directly to the install media instead of using wubi inside Windows? you should still have the option to set up a dual-boot configuration.
 
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I've never used wubi but on a normal installation to a partition for Ubuntu, you would have an Allocaate Drive Space window during the installation and once you select a partition in the main window to highlight it, click on the change tab in the center of the window, you will get a new window with several options. One of these will be Mount point. Select / for root partition.
 
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Does your system boot to the live cd and can the live cd see your hard drive?
 
  


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