Ubuntu Installation :: Can't Restore A Root.disk After Reinstalling Wubi

Sep 5, 2010

Since the partition of windows7 (C: ) where wubi was installed was too small, I decided to reinstall wubi into another larger partition (E: ), keeping the old root.disk. Sadly when I replaced the root.disk ubuntu cannot boot, the loader says that there is no root.disk file, although it's there... I guess there is some kind of checksum about the virtual disk toward the loader is poiting... So how can I have my old ubuntu installation back?? I still have the old root.disk.

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Ubuntu :: Restore A Wubi Root.disk File Backup To A Real Installation?

Mar 9, 2010

I worked everyday during 1.5 years on a Wubi installation of Ubuntu 8.10.

Before quitting my job I have made a simple copy of the root.disk file, thinking I could restore it easily later.

Now I would restore this system on a Virtual Machine (with Virtual Box)

Have you got an idea how i could do this??

(I already tryied to install another wubi on a virtualized Windows 7, the install complete but I can't see ubuntu in the boot loader...)

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Jul 4, 2011

I decided it was time to reinstall Windows 7 because it became increasingly slow. I know that there's a different solution to solve this problem, but as a user I'm just more satisfied with the noob friendliness of Windows. However, I know that it has its drawbacks so I had a dual boot setup with Wubi (30GB). My old configuration was as follows:

C: partition of size ~80GB with Windows 7 x64 installed
D: partition of size ~400GB with data and a wubi ubuntu at D:/ubuntu

So what I did was this:

- Backup all my personal files and D:/ubuntu on a external hdd
- Wipe the partitions using the windows installer
- Create a C: of 100GB and a D: of 380GB
- install windows 7 x64 on the C: partition

Now I would like to restore my backup of the old D:/ubuntu to a working dual boot system. I realize I may have missed some opportunities and the data may be gone, but I only found out about that when it was too late. I have tried installing wubi, and replacing the new ubuntu folder with the old one, but this did not work.

error: no such device: 9054698454696DC2
error: no such disk

I have also tried replacing only the root.disk file, with the same result. I searched for other people's solutions, but they did not seem to work in my case.

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Feb 22, 2010

i hav dual boot system with Windows Xp and Ubuntu 9.1 using Wubi i have 5 partitions at one 250gb harddiskwindows is working on C:i have ubuntu on the 5th on G: installed under windowsWhile i am experimenting with startupmanager i selected to show spalshscreen and restarted ubuntuthen i found a problem with grubani have only a terminal to enter grub commands named sh:grub:>how can i restore the grub and boot into ubuntu

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Mar 1, 2011

Is it possible to increase the disk space for a Wubi installation?

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Feb 24, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu 9.10 using Wubi. During the install I allocated 100Gb to Ubuntu, is there any way without reinstalling of extending this, I want to give Ubuntu another 50Gb.

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Oct 11, 2010

At the Ubuntu.ork front page, it promises:


This Windows installer (Wubi) will help you to run Ubuntu within your current system.

What exactly is meant my this? Does this mean it is an easier way to install the dual boot with Windows? (I am using Windows-7 on a new PC.) Or does it mean it will install Ubuntu under Windows? I assumed it meant the latter.

In any case, I downloaded it - a mere 1024K, scanned it and ran it. I get a stubborn error box with the message:


There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive

[Cancel] [Try Again] [Continue]

And that box will not go away - no matter what I press, including the [X] button in the upper corner, the box reappears. I had to go into Process Explorer to kill pyrun.exe and its parent, pyl5E39.tmp.exe before the [Cancel] button would close it for good.

I could not find doc on this so I don't know what it really wants as a prerequisite to running wubi.

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Aug 8, 2009

I have accidentally removed my /boot partition(when installing grub using LiveCD i'm typing "rm -rf /boot" instead of "rm -rf boot") After that i have installed grub, have to reinstalled latest kernel( using rpm(and 2nd time using yum) but result the same: i can't boot into my system. Unfortunately, i can't copy&paste log, but booting stopped after something like a:

mounting /proc
mounting /sysfs
Creating /dev

then kernel finds keyboard and mouse and... and nothing. Is it possible to restore my system without reinstalling distro?

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Jun 7, 2011

i started ubuntu from 9.04 now using 10.10 on my laptop. problem started when my laptop motherboard got bad beyond repair, and i had installed ubuntu 10.10 on it along with windows 7 (grub, dual boot). now i have pc running windows 7 and installed ubuntu 10.10 using wubi. i want all the settings of my laptop ubuntu 10.10 (programs installed, themes, softwares other configurations etc) to be transferred to this new ubuntu (installed using wubi) on my pc. how to do that? i have attached my laptop hard disk to my pc and am able to boot that installation on my pc, but now i have decided to remove laptop hard disk and use the same settings on pc hard disk.

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May 14, 2010

I just installed the only Nvidia driver available in the software center for Ubuntu. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10. I don't know which Nvidia driver I installed, but the screen resolution the Nvidia driver tried to set fails at login, so now I'm stuck booting my computer into the terminal. . I used sudo apt-get install xerver-xorg in attempt to restore the screen; however, the xerver-xorg package cannot be found. How do I restore xerver without reinstalling Ubuntu? How do I restore my original driver?

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Mar 17, 2010

After Reinstalling windows how 2 boot ubuntu i.e installed via Wubi perviously on win After Reinstalling windows how 2 boot ubuntu i.e installed via Wubi perviously on windows 7. I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on my Laptop, where it installed via Wubi on Windows 7. [windows 7 (Cand ubuntu on the different drive(U(NTFS)*its not a dual boot as installed via wubi]. For some reason My Windows needs a reinstall but in this case i think i will also lost ubuntu because its installed via Wubi.

Part 1 - I need to back up all the data that is installed in ubuntu i.e. SMplayer,Graphical GTK theme,Compiz,Emerald. and its setting,means the whole ubuntu system. So that after installing windows and ubuntu as a dual boot (not wubi again)i do not need to configure and install the whole ubuntu data/software again. Its pain for me to downlad again and again the data for ubuntu [Coz low speed connection ]

Part 2 - if it is possible that after Reinstalling windows i can boot into ubuntu that is previously installed via Wubi on different drive that please tell me, how could i do that. ****if it is not possible than please show me the way to do backup all the data,software,plugin that is downloaded.etc. I need to back up the whole Ubuntu because after installing windows i am goin 2 format the ubuntu drive and make it to Ext4 that is currently NTFS and then i will install the Fresh 9.10 on that.

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Oct 8, 2010

I think I did something dumb. I was trying to increase the space allocation to my /home virtual disk on my wubi installation of Ubuntu. I ran the wubi-add-virtual-disk utility (as I had done before the first time I increased my space), but I received the message "The target virtual disk /host/ubuntu/disks/$virtual_disk already exists, aborting." So, thinking that all my data was in a different path and that the file home.disk was probably just some configuration file of little importance (I should've checked and I should've made a backup of it myself), I browsed to /host/ubuntu/disks and ran "rm home.disk", then reran the wubi-add-virtual-disk utility (stored in my still existing /home/cportiz/Downloads directory), and I thought I had successfully increased my space.

To my horror, upon restarting my computer, my desktop was empty and basically unusable as there is nothing to click on. I rebooted on recovery mode and logged on in terminal mode, then browsed to /home and found an EMPTY folder. I ran locate home.disk and found a file at /host/ubuntu/disks with the size that I specified when I ran the virtual disk utility, but I don't know where my old contents are. I didn't just delete all that stuff. it is still somewhere on my hard drive and that all I need to do is modify the home.disk file in this or that way or hit restore. There is not a home.backup file at /host/ubuntu/disks/.

Anyhow, if indeed I've lost everything, I can probably restore most of the work I'd done (only a couple of weeks worth) pretty quickly. Some of the files were backed up in other computers, etc... How to restore my wubi installation to a functional one? I would prefer not to have to reinstall ubuntu altogether since I believe the majority of the packages I've installed were housed on /opt meaning I can get back up and running compiling certain programs from source fairly quickly and most of the recovery effort is in rewriting some of the files that were stored in /home.

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Jul 31, 2010

Is there any way to remove the whole disk encryption without reinstalling? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.

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Feb 23, 2011

I am installing Ubuntu on one of my my PC using WUBI for the first time (Not the first time for Ubuntu, but for WUBI) When Trying to run... I get this:

The Problem is that I have never seen this error message before in the way it behaves. I have seen a "No Disk" error before but it doesn't prompt the message constantly after clicking cancel or OK.

What could be causing this? I tried this on another machine and it worked fine.

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May 19, 2011

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.


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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.

Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011
============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================
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Now, say 9 months later some of those SSD blocks have gone bad because they were erased too often. They're no longer usable. Also, because I'm a sloppy person who can't be bothered to delete redundant stuff and run make-cleans and so forth, the disk is getting pretty cluttered and takes longer and longer to do stuff.

I decide the obvious solution is to remove and save any data I need to keep, then just over-write the disk with the image I made 9 months earlier.

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Oct 13, 2010

Just tried installing Ubuntu 10.10 from a USB device on my Windows 7 machine but something goes wrong. Far into the installation the computer restarts, asks me which operating system I want to start (it had already done this once before) and I choose Ubuntu. Then I get three alternatives:

Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic
Ubuntu, Linux 2.6.35-22-generic (recovery mode)
Windows 7 (loader) (on /dev/sdb1)

I pick the top choice, and get the following message:
ALERT! /host/ubuntu/disks/root.disk does not exist. Dropping to a shell.

If I start recovery-mode i get the same message. There's some text above the message that reads "new low speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address"... Could there be a problem with the usb-drive? If I remove the USB drive I get the message: Gave up waiting for root device.

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Feb 19, 2011

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