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Old 06-23-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
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Can't boot anymore

Hi All

I have a machine that was running windows. I used wubi to install ubuntu so I can play with both without wrecking the windows install.

Suddenly I can't boot in to Ubuntu (windows is fine) When I choose ubuntu on the menu it goes to a command line with grub>

Can anyone advise how I can fix this


Old 06-23-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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it looks like grub cannot find Ubuntu anymore. Since wubi is installed "within" Windows here my question, did you change anything with your Windows-installation?

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Suddenly I can't boot in to Ubuntu

Suddenly does not really exist...unless it happens after something else happened. What did you do? Updates, installs and so on beore this happened?

Could it be that your Grub does not have access to the Linux partition anymore but still access to the windows? Fixing Grub requires some insight into the menu list. Try to pub that here...

If you cannot boot that deep, try TTY Linux to boot the box...

Stuck? Let us know...


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Hi Markus

Nothing had changed. I was using Ubuntu with no issues. Shutdown the pc. On the next boot I got this issue.

I try not to use the windows but have it as a reserve


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For wubi issues, start with this ubuntuforums thread.
Old 06-25-2011, 08:39 AM   #6
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Try Direct Booting

Before I went too far astray, I would try to use the tools at hand. Follow this link:

Scroll down to "Direct booting by naming the kernel and initrd files".

Use the autocomplete feature of GRUB to see if it can find Ubuntu. Once you boot, you can make the necessary configuration changes to GRUB. This could also be accomplished from a live cd like SuperGrub.


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