Ubuntu :: No Root Defined When Trying To Install Wubi On Top Of Windows 7?

Jun 25, 2010

Has anyone found a fix for the "No root defined" when trying to install wubi on top of Windows 7?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Wubi "no Root File System Is Defined"

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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Jun 11, 2011

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: ===============================
=> Syslinux MBR (4.04 and higher) is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.


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Jul 8, 2011

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May 11, 2011

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.

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Jun 9, 2010

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Jan 11, 2010

So, I converted a Vista user by enticing her with WUBI. She's a computer idiot, and she thinks Linux is great.

HOWEVER, she recently had Ubuntu muck up for her, so she uninstalled WUBI/Ubuntu and reinstalled it (9.10). Upon restart, GRUB presented no boot menu and went straight into Ubuntu. The funny thing is, under the GRUB configuration files, the timeout for the boot menu is set to 10. I tried the following (made sure to change the boot device to hda1,0 since fdisk shows her NTFS as /dev/sdb1):


No luck. No boot menu, no Windows option. I also tried the following:

Manual Windows Entry (with /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober made unexecutable)

#! /bin/sh -e
echo "Adding Windows 43_custom" >&2
menuentry "Windows Vista 43_custom" {
insmod ntfs


Using THIS method, the boot loader did appear, but there was no Windows option. Odd. So, I'm at a blocking point. Yes, I was smart enough to run update-grub Thoughts? My replies may be a bit delayed - she's 2 hours away and I don't have direct access to her computer.

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Jan 26, 2010

I have a quad core box with Windows 7 64 bit installed on it. When I try to install wubi I get an error box immediately after clicking on the exe file that says pyrun.exe at the top of the box and the text says no disk in drive insert disk into drive deviceharddisk2dr2 I have to use the task manager to close that window in order to do anything else. I can't get past this error. I would love to use wubi to put ubuntu on my system.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Wubi And Windows XP 32-bit Install?

Sep 9, 2010

I'm an experienced Ubuntu user and thus far avoided the need to ask too many questions, but this one's a bit of an odd one.. I want to run 10.04 on my XP pro SP2 box at work so I thought perhaps I could run it via Windows by using Wubi - usually I dual-boot or run independently. However due to several factors this isn't possible in this instance, so rather than intall VMWare and all that palava, I figured Wubi would do the trick. Not used it before tho

The installer starts ok, but once it starts to download the install files it interferes with my network connection to the point where all my connections suddenly drop, and the install fails. I don't know wtf it's actually doing at this stage, because my SSH sessions to other machines seem to persist but I can no longer browse the web, IM loses connection (both MSN and Skype) - which could indicate it's interfering with my DNS? Even after closing the installer I just can't do anything without having to reboot the machine.

I just grabbed the latest installer from the site and ran the install. I'm pretty sure I didn't do anything wrong - but for some reason this clearly does not work on this machine. Am I missing something before I give up and try another tactic? It's turning into an awful lot of effort just to use one piggin' app...

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Nov 3, 2010

i have installed ubuntu using wubi, now i want to delete windows from the computer but how ? the reson i used a wubi install was that i used an old computer who had defect cd room and no option for a USB boot.

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Oct 14, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu :: No Root Filesystem Defined?

Mar 1, 2010

ive been recently experiencing some problems with my ubuntu studio 9.10 setup, with the filesystem failing to mount. after deciding to try a new hard drive and cable, as well as clean install ubuntu, fedora and now mint, im still finding no filesystem.im using a live cd created for mint (like it ). having clicked install to hard drive, all is well until the partition manager, where all the boxes are greyed out. clicking forward produces a box saying "no root filesystem defined". i see there are a few on here from a few years back and having read through them, cannot find a fix for myself.

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Jan 10, 2011

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Apr 14, 2010

I recently did a Wubi install of 9.10 on my netbook that initially ran Windows 7 Starter. I wanted to speed up the booting process so I went into Windows and set the OS selection list waiting time to be 0 and the default OS to be ubuntu. I did this assuming that there is a way to force OS selection list to be brought up during boot; I think I was wrong.So now, I'm stuck booting directly into 9.10 (not even a full install!). Is there a way to either modify the Windows boot file to reset the selection list timer or to force the list to be brought back out?

EDIT: I should note that editing the grub files within the wubi install would only make changes to the GRUB loader, which has no effect on the actual Windows loader.

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Dec 8, 2010

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Dec 9, 2010

I have a Wubi install of 10.04 in my C: partition. I had given it 20GB of space but over the months my C: has become almost full, so I need to move the Wubi install to another partition (say E. I looked around for instructions on how to do it, but I could only find instructions for grub-legacy (that ask you to modify C:/ubuntu/disks/boot/grub/menu.lst) and not grub2 (which doesn't have menu.lst) used by 10.04.

how to move a 10.04 Wubi install to another partition in Windows is appreciated. Kindly note that I'm not trying to remove Wubi and convert it to an actual installation, but rather simply move it to a different location in Windows.

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May 23, 2011

I used Wubi to do the install and pointed it to D drive because it was basically free except for itunes... anyway, once it had finished, I turned off my laptop, turned it back on and it showed Windows and Ubuntu, I loaded Ubuntu and it said it was continuing installation, anyway it said copying files, and stuff and I didn't know if it was overwriting vista so it would go on the C drive instead of the D drive. Anyway, I just want Ubuntu on D and Vista on C. Is Ubuntu gonna' overwrite Vista?

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Ubuntu :: No Root File System Is Defined

May 18, 2010

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.

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May 11, 2011

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

In dual booting with XP. what do I do?

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Ubuntu :: No Root File System Is Defined?

Aug 6, 2011

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.

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May 17, 2010

I just installed 10.04 64 bit to a windows 7 64 bit. After the install wubi works fine (except it hangs for like 1 minute saying Try hd(0,0) NTFS5: no wubildr), but windows 7 cant connect to the internet anymore. if i run ipconfig, it lests my ethernet adapter, but says that no network connection avaiable, the troubleshooter advises to plug in my ethernet cable. (it is plugged in, the net from ubuntu works fine.) Heres the output from lspci, dunno if helps:


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May 14, 2011

I have downloaded Kubuntu 11.04 Desktop ISO. When I fire up Wubi then there is no Install inside Windows option! Why?

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Jun 10, 2010

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Oct 20, 2010

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?

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Feb 11, 2011

I'm having a problem and it seems like partitions during the dual boot install.

Here's EXACTLY what I get...

Menu: Allocate drive space
Erase and use entire disk
X Specify partitions manually (advanced) [X denotes I chose this option]

I have 3 partitions on my gateway laptop...

[graphical bar across the top]
sda1 NTFS - 10g - weird partition w/recovery software or something from Vista
sda2 NTFS - 140g - Windows Vista
47g FREE SPACE [this is where I want ubuntu]


I click "Install Now" and I get this error:

"No root file system is defined. Please correct this from the partitioning menu."

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Nov 27, 2010

I wanted to install ubuntu via wubi, but i had to format my partitions (can't do it on wubi ) so i used a crappy program(i don't remember the name) to get rid of Backtrack4 , because i wanted windows kept for my mom.So, that was the sorry, i've ended up with a GRUB error 22, and a Backtrack4 CD stuck in my DVD-rom.So my question is: Can somewone tell me how to fix error 22? (i've seen some methods online, but i obviously can't put a Windows CD in my DVD rom because the Backtrack4 DVD is stuck in there.

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OpenSUSE :: Bash Aliases For Root - Where They Are Defined

Sep 26, 2010

Output of my #alias command looks just as normal as one would expect:
alias +='pushd .'
alias -='popd'
alias ..='cd ..'
alias ...='cd ../..' .....

And still whenever I (as root) type in bash
which would be short for
#ls- l
i get output of the command
#ls -al

So where aliases for root overwritten? Usually I would expect .bashrc in the /root directory. Or at least .alias file. But there none of those in my current /root. So, my question is where root user gets it's aliases from? This concerns only root user. Normal user has .bashrc and I made up my own aliases in .alias and that's works jut fine. And yes I could make .bashrc file in the /root and .aliases where I would define my own things.

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Feb 4, 2010

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:

/dev/sda1 ext3 /tmp/boot
/dev/sda2 unknown
/dev/sda3 ext3 /tmp/opsys

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May 3, 2010

I am running a RAID0 array, with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed.

When i install LL10.04 through Wubi, it installs fine, reboots, continues the installation procedure, then it gives me an error box "No root file system is defined".

I have attempted pressing the "OK" button 10 or 15 times, however it does not progress. The box just keeps on popping up. My only option is a hard reset.

I've tried downloading the latest version of Wubi from the official website, and allowing Wubi to download ubuntu itself, and still nothing.

I do not want to create a new partition for Ubuntu and use the GRUB loader. I have a multi boot system and would like to stick to the windows boot loader.

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