windows, Wubi, Ubuntu 9.10, Grub, Kernel panic, system unbootable. Freeze

Asked by garik on 2009-11-12

I have ubutunu installed 'inside windows xp', and have been using it without any large problems.

 I installed a few updates (from the update manager) - now on boot it gives me this error -

[Linux-bz Image. setup=0x3400, size=0x3b26e0]
[Initrd, addr=0x2f0cf000, size=-x788fe6]
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)

Then it freezes then hard reboot
I can still run windows XP (did chkdsk/r, defragmentation)
Then I booted from cd
sudo fsck /win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk: recovering journal
/win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk: clean, 194774/1073152 files, 2092983/4286464 blocks
Now I can see /vdisk, but I don't know where my personal files (they were in pictures folder) are?
Thanks Igor

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garik (garikgarik) said : #1

Now i saved my root.disk and i am going to install new system and will have to replace new root.disk with old one.
There is no old working ubuntu.
How can i do it?

Seems your Win partition have error or is damaged... this is the first reason to DO NOT install Ubuntu using Wubi... so called 'inside windows xp'

Wubi is for newbie user... please install Ubuntu in dual boot (if you still need Windows) with a separated real ext3 or ext4 partition for Ubuntu.

First install Windows if it is not already installed then boot your pc entirely from Ubuntu live install cd and install Ubuntu.

Now i move this question to the Wubi project...

Hope this helps

garik (garikgarik) said : #3

I have root.disk with all my data. I was told that i can mount it new system.
so that root.disk is on my wydows parition so how to mount it in the new ubuntu?

garik (garikgarik) said : #4

Dear Marco, Many Thanks for reply.
I did chkdsk and there are no problems with hard disk.
Think it's a bug.

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