General :: Installing Ubuntu From A Flashdrive Alongside - Ngside Windows - Error Message - No Root File System Is Defined
Jul 8, 2011
I can use Ubuntu from my flash drive, but I want to install it in a partition alongside windows. When I try to do this, I come to an 'allocate drive space' window, but whatever I do I get the error message: 'No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.' I just don't know what this means, or what to do next. I'm loathe to ditch windows, and I don't want to have to use a flashdrive all the time.
I am running Ubuntu 11. 04 on my 160gb HD, which is making funny noises and could be on its way out. I have in my PC a 500gb HD on which I would like to install 11.04, but, althogh the dis has installed OK on my laptop, and on my 160HD on my desktop, it will not install on my 500gbHD, everytime I try I get the message "no root file system is defined, please correct this from the partitioning menu"
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When I get to installation step "Allocate drive space" I get this message, "No root file system is defined. correct this from the partitioning menu." What is the source of this error and what do I need to do to correct it? I don't see a partition menu other than a choice of using the whole drive or a partition? Below are the choices that I have made. Specify partitions manually (advanced) Allocate drive space Choice are device (/dev/sda4) Type ((ext3) size) Mount Point (no choices offered) Size (42088 mb) used (670 mb) boot looder is sda Windows 7 ext3 42088 MB I am installing Ubuntu 10.1 on a seperate partition. Windows 7 is on another partition. The machine is an ASUS A52F Laptop
if this is an error that has already been solved, but I am running Windows 7, and when I finish installing Wubi in Windows, it asks me to reboot. I select Ubuntu and it gives me the error: "No root file system is defined. Please correct this list from the partition menu." I can't get past this error.
im trying to prepare my partitions for fresh installation. The partition manager didnt list anything with an error message that said:Quote:No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu?This is what Gparted displays Quote:
I am trying to install Linux Mint 10 on a newly formatted 40gb hard drive. I have not been able to get the the install program to see my hard drive. The program seems to work well off of the CD. I have checked the md5 sum and it is a good copy of the program. It will be the only operating system on a Athlon64 3200, PC Chips M861g mb combo. I have also tried Ubuntu with similar results.
I am getting an error message at step 5 of 8 in the installation process. I am using Ubuntu LiveCD. The caption of the error is 'No root file system' and the message itself says 'No root file system is defined.Please correct this from the partitioning menu.' I enclose a screenshot of this. I had also problems with booting Ubuntu and Windows after installing Ubuntu to an external hard disk so I probably have to also create a new boot menu (may be it is differently called, 'grub' possibly, I am not really sure).
I have been using Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop version for around 1 month then i stoped using after installing windows 7, as I knew that there were the 10.04 version coming. So when it was released i went to torrent download the file and burned it on a cd. After that i insert the cd and use the wubi installer in there as i want to install them side by side. so after installing ubuntu i restarted the system and got into it. After a few minutes it appeared this error message "Not root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu." So i was expecting it to be downloading problems. I went on to ubuntu website requested for a CD and it came today. So i inserted the cd did the same thing again.
Classic partition problem apparently. What do I do? the 11.04 wubi doesn't give a lot of installation options, so i just selected C drive, and gave it 10GB of space. instilled it, and when it goes to the desktop menu, that pop up appears saying No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu
I'm trying to install 11.04 and get the error warning in the title. It says "Please correct this from the partitioning menu."How do I do that?I don't see any options for that.Puppy will already boot from that device and has grub installed.
When I tried to install 10.10 'side by side' with 10.04 and OpenArtist for triple booting I get the messageQuote:No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu.I don't have the screen in front of me now but what5 does it want me to do and how do I do it?
i have one partition of 45 Gb...and other of 250 Gb in which windows 7 has been installed..i booted from ubuntu 10.10 CD and then i chose the installation option on desktop...but when i selected the partition of 45GB for installation..the error message said that "there is no root file system on the drive, set it from partition options"..
Started slackpkg upgrade-up and went to bed. Woke up to find the power had gone out during the night. The computer booted up, but displayed a message that said something to the effect of, "Error occurred during root file system check. You will be given the option of doing maintenance......"I can get to a command prompt, but regardless of what I do a message pops saying it can't find libblkid.so.1
i installed an old hdd that i had laying around to my new desktop PC SO THAT I COULD USE IT SPECIFICALLY FOR UBUNTU. I FORMATTED IT THEN WENT TO RUN THE UBUNTU SET UP DISK.BUT I GOT THE MESSAGE "NO ROOT SYSTEM DEFINED" WHAT DO I NEED D
I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop and it works fine running from USB but during the install from WUBI I get the error "no root file system is defined". I have followed several other threads where they got the same error but my results do not appear to be the same as theirs in the analyzer script.
I've been using Ubuntu 11.04 from my USB-stick for about 2 weeks now and I really enjoy the OS. So I ran Wubi in windows a couple of times resulting with the same problem after rebooting and showing a error "no root file system is defined" during the finishing stage of the installation.
I did the bootinfoscript and it shows that mounting failed.
Code: Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011 ============================= Boot Info Summary: =============================== => Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.
I have installed ubuntu onto a 64 bit Windows 7 machine using Wubi. [Note: I thought that I was downloading 10.10, but the installer said it was 10.04] When Wubi gave be a choice of which drive to install on, I choose my second drive (B) My Windows 7 resides on (C)
The install seemed to take a long time, but I think that was because it was downloading the whole operating system install files. When it was finished downloading it asked me if I wanted to reboot, I selected yes (reboot). Then the boot screen gave me the choice: Windows or Ubuntu. I choose Ubuntu and then I get the error:
"No root File system is defined. correct this from the partitioning menu."
Damn that Ubuntu splash screen was so beautiful and I thought I was home free. I have read a few threads here and other places on line. I have read that I may have to partition the drive. Was my mistake in choosing the B: instead of the C: drive? If I partition can I partition from inside windows using the computer management software it provides? Do I need to partition at all? Or can I just move the installed files to the C: Are the files movable? In the ubuntu directory I see a file: uninstall-wubi.exe. Should I use this and try a reinstall onto the C:
When I get to the "Allocate Drive Space" section, I have only 2 options, namely "Erase and use the entire disk", which alarms me because I want to install UNR alongside Windows XP on my ASUS Eee PC 1005HA. The other option is "Specify partitions manually (advanced)". For obvious reasons, I am reluctant to try this. I have a C Drive (Windows) and a D Drive (mainly for Backup of Windows). Each drive is about 72GB with about 60GB free on my D Drive. Obviously, this is where I would like to install UNR, but will I have to clear my D Drive completely? I still have about 27GB free on my C Drive.
I've recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 64bit Desktop onto my 640GB hard drive. I used Wubi to download and install it onto a 100GB drive partitioned out from my 640GB hard. After I reboot and log into Ubuntu, it says that Roof File is Not Defined. The only thing I can do is to force my computer to shut down as so i did. After that I went to the demo mode of Ubuntu 10.04 as I can't do anything on the Normal Mode.