Wubi, Windows Ubuntu Installer

no root file system is defined wubi 11.10

Asked by Prajwal on 2011-12-25

Hey everyone,
There have been numerous post on this issue, even though mine may not look so different....I think it is, I have tried installing it in two ways, first using wubi in windows 7 (fresh installation) which gave the error, " no root file system is defined" , and second.....USB drive installation which does not detect the drive partitions. This is case with every kind linux distribution i have tried.

I also tried the doing the bootscript.sh thing as suggested by bcbc in some of his threads:

the Results are as shown below:
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                  Boot Info Script 0.60 from 17 May 2011

============================= Boot Info Summary: ===============================

 => Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda.

sda1: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files: /bootmgr /Boot/BCD

sda2: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System: Windows 7
    Boot files: /Windows/System32/winload.exe /wubildr /wubildr.mbr

sda3: __________________________________________________________________________

    File system: ntfs
    Boot sector type: Windows Vista/7
    Boot sector info: No errors found in the Boot Parameter Block.
    Operating System:
    Boot files: /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr /ubuntu/winboot/wubildr.mbr
                       /ubuntu/disks/root.disk /ubuntu/disks/swap.disk

sda3/Wubi: _____________________________________________________________________

    File system:
    Boot sector type: Unknown
    Boot sector info:
    Mounting failed: mount: unknown filesystem type ''

============================ Drive/Partition Info: =============================

Drive: sda _____________________________________________________________________

Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Partition Boot Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors Id System

/dev/sda1 * 2,048 206,847 204,800 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda2 206,848 304,074,751 303,867,904 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS
/dev/sda3 304,074,752 488,392,703 184,317,952 7 NTFS / exFAT / HPFS

GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used.

Partition Start Sector End Sector # of Sectors System

"blkid" output: ________________________________________________________________

Device UUID TYPE LABEL

/dev/loop0 iso9660 Ubuntu 11.10 i386
/dev/loop1 squashfs
/dev/sda1 58A89C4DA89C2B8E ntfs System Reserved
/dev/sda2 AE649EFB649EC60D ntfs
/dev/sda3 DC8EA34F8EA320CE ntfs New Volume

================================ Mount points: =================================

Device Mount_Point Type Options

/dev/loop0 /cdrom iso9660 (ro,noatime)
/dev/loop1 /rofs squashfs (ro,noatime)

======================== Unknown MBRs/Boot Sectors/etc: ========================

Unknown BootLoader on sda3/Wubi

00000000 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 |0000000000000000|
*
00000200

=============================== StdErr Messages: ===============================

umount: /isodevice: device is busy.
        (In some cases useful info about processes that use
         the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
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2011-12-26
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2011-12-26
vivek mittal (viv-mttl) said : #1

select the mount point as /

Best bcbc (bcbc) said : #2

"GUID Partition Table detected, but does not seem to be used."

That prevents you installing Ubuntu on that drive. There is a tool called fixparts that can remove the guid partition table leftover bits.

bcbc (bcbc) said : #3

http://www.rodsbooks.com/fixparts/

Have a look at that site.

Prajwal (lifeisfast) said : #4

Thanks a lot bcbc... I used the fix part tool as suggested by you and the GPartitioner detected all my assigned partition.....

Prajwal (lifeisfast) said : #5

Thanks bcbc, that solved my question.