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Old 05-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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ubuntu won't boot & boot repair fails

I downloaded ubuntu 10.10 iso, made CD, installed as dual-boot with win Vista home premium and used it for a week to access the 'net and email.

Yesterday, while deleting an email, the "d" key stuck down while I was issuing <CTRL>D and the cursor froze.

I then rebooted by using the reset button and saw many lines of text including "kernel panic". so I reset and booted into 'repair boot'. Again, many lines of text which stop at the same place if I try this twice.

I assume I've fried my ubuntu install and would like to fix or re-install it. When I installed it, I let the [wubi?] installer make decisions except choice of drive because it picked the external, USB drive. It appears to've used about 80 G on internal drive D:

I could boot from the distro CD and see if it will re-install but I'm concerned that I may not fix my problem or that it may mess up my windows installation. Advice please!

thinking of changing my handle to "Col. Panic"

y'r ol' Bud, Ficus
Old 05-08-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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I downloaded ubuntu 10.10


Well, the third time I tried a 'repair boot', it went all the way to completion and apparently has 'fixed' my system.

I'm waiting for another shoe to drop but maybe I was crying "Wolf!". Comments/advice welcome.

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All 45 pages ????. ....

I'll keep that one for reference - never used wubi, and have difficulty advising users with broken systems.

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