Update Manager Installed Updates on 10.04.1 and Now System Will Not Reboot

Asked by Kenny Buraker on 2010-11-28

I am new to Ubuntu and today Update Manager installed updates. After install, I received a dialog box stating I needed to restart. I clicked restart and my computer will not reboot. I can only see the following flash on the screen "try (hd0,0) NTFS5: Error Unknown Loadfront". I have not experienced any problems with previous updates. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Are you using Ubuntu installed inside Windows using Wubi (strongly not suggested)...?

Shereef Sadek (ssadek) said : #2

I had the same problem today too. I have Ubuntu installed inside Windows Vista.

Michael (mefitzpat) said : #3

I too had this problem today on two different computers that I am running Ubuntu inside of Windows. One of the computers is running XP, and the other has Windows 7. I have never had a problem before. In fact, I had even upgraded to 10.04 within my XP laptop. I am unable to reinstall 10.04 even after uninstalling it.

Kenny Buraker (majesticview94) said : #4

As previously stated, I am new to Ubuntu. I think the answer to your question would be "yes", because I could go on the XP side into Add/Remove Programs and see Ubuntu in the programs list.

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Best bcbc (bcbc) said : #5

Unfortunately a grub update (packages grub-pc and grub-common) is causing this on Ubuntu 10.04.1. I do not know of a fix but you can use a workaround to get it booting.

To do this boot from an Ubuntu live CD, and identify the windows partition that contains the root.disk (this example assumes /dev/sda1), and then edit grub.cfg as follows:
sudo mkdir /media/win
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/win
sudo mount -o loop /media/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /mnt
sudo cp /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg.copy
sudo chmod +w /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg
gksu gedit /mnt/boot/grub/grub.cfg

Delete all lines up to (but not including) the first line that starts with "menuentry"
Save, reboot.

Notes: the grub.cfg is not supposed to be edited by hand. It gets
regenerated automatically. The workaround may have to be reapplied

If you prefer to recover data instead and reinstall, then use a tool called ext2read (http://ext2read.blogspot.com/) - and point it at the c:\ubuntu\disks\root.disk file.
If you reinstall make sure to not update grub-pc or grub-common.``

Kenny Buraker (majesticview94) said : #6

Many thanks for your assistance and will keep this for future reference since I am new to the Ubuntu world. I did a reinstall and this time Ubuntu has a different look and feel. I guess this is because it is installed beside Windows and not inside Windows. Previously, if I went into the Add/Remove programs in Windows I could see Ubuntu. However, after the reinstall, Ubuntu is not appearing in the program list. I am hopeful that my experience will be better on this install.


bcbc (bcbc) said : #7

FYI for anyone else who sees this and would like to fix wubi, the permanent manual fix to this is described here: