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Old 05-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #1
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Exclamation Ubuntu 10.10 boots to Grub bash only


Hi. I had Ubuntu installed via wubi and been using it for some time now. Never had problems until today.

The screen where it displays Windows XP and Ubuntu gets shown, I choose Ubuntu. Then the second screen with which you can choose Generic, Generic (Recovery Mode), etc (Sorry I'm a newbie and I don't know what it's called) doesn't show. It goes to the grub command line and honestly, I don't know how to get past that.

Please help, thank you.
 
Old 05-19-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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Did you make any changes or do any updates just prior to this occurring?
Check this site, Section 10, Command Line and Rescue Mode:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Command Line and Rescue Mode

Were you using the xp bootloader to boot both systems?
 
Old 05-19-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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I did not see any updates as I run the update-manager on startup. It was working the night before.
And I think I've always used grub when booting up whether windows or ubuntu. Thanks, I'll look into that manual.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 06:45 AM   #4
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Hi. So Tried the steps in the section "Using CLI to Boot" from the link given, also the steps in this page:
http://www.lemmonaid.info/computers/...o-wubi-ubuntu/

Here's my setup. Windows XP is on C: partition, and Wubi is in D:\Ubuntu. When I set root to loop0, and type "linux /boot/vmlinuz- and press TAB, it doesn't show any kernels available. When I hit enter, it says something like "the disk isn't available".

When I set root to (hd0,1) (C partition), it doesn't find any kernels, but there's this folder: (hd0,1)/boot/ and the fles are BCEDIT and something else.

When I set root to (hd0,1) (D partition), no kernels, no boot folder whatsoever.

I'm really stuck and I don't know what to do next. I don't have much files on my Wubi installation, but what I'm actually trying to save is the programs I've installed and the settings I've had. Thanks people.
 
Old 05-21-2011, 06:57 AM   #5
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I would suggest you read this instead.
(note: I've never used wubi).
 
Old 05-21-2011, 08:22 AM   #6
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Oh wow. I know why the steps wouldn't work. I just found out that /disks/root.disk is gone from my wubi installation. Wow. And I don't know how that happened. I hope system restore would fix this Thanks anyway guys.
 
  


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