Wubi problem

Friends just i had another problen in my hardy i think this is problem no 3 for my system as for as in hardy this is 2nd

The problem is i have installed Ubuntu hardy in my system by the method of wubi installation after some days some of the viruses caused that not to open some applications in XP.

So for i pushed to reinstall my Xp after reinstalled i was missing my hardy
i known if i have to install the GRUB means the problen will be wiped
but the grub was not installed there.i was trying to install but it was end with failure

Then i am in such thinking to recover my hardy without damaging my XP
If you any one have known related this freely teach here friend


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9 Responses to Wubi problem

  1. BobC says:

    When you installed Ubuntu (using Wubi), it added an entry to the MS “boot.ini” file – a “hidden system” file on the “C:\” drive/partition. This entry invokes GRUB and allows dual-booting between Windows and Ubuntu. When you re-installed XP, it recreated the “boot.ini” file and you ended up losing the entry to boot Ubuntu. Normally, the GRUB loader files should not have been deleted, but it is always possible.
    There is also a “menu.lst” file on the “C:\” drive/partition.

    This can all be recovered under Windows. In the “Ubuntu” directory, you will see a sub-directory named “winboot”. In that directory are the “GRUB” files needed, IF they are missing on the “C:\” drive. You will also need to edit the “boot.ini” file and add a line to the end. That line should look like c:\wubildr.mbr=”Ubuntu” . Be sure to back up your “boot.ini” file before making any change.

    Please NOTE – the above change to “boot.ini” is for Ubuntu (Wubi) Release 8.10. There was a change made to the boot process, but I don’t recall the Release. You may find that
    the last line should read c:\grldr=”Ubuntu” and you have a “grldr” file on the “C:\” drive. There will be corresponding files in the “winboot” sub-directory.

    Also NOTE – the above assumes you just did a “repair” install of XP and did not reformat and reinstall XP from scratch.

    BTW, are you sure the virus entered under Ubuntu or under XP? My guess is it was under XP. One problem I have noted with Ubuntu (Wubi) installed is that it sometimes messes up the NTFS file structure when I do a “defrag” under XP. I suspect the “virtual disks” set up under Ubuntu are not correctly handled by Windows defrag.

    Good luck.

  2. Navaneethan says:

    Friend i thank to you for your facilitating…let me try

  3. BobC says:

    You are welcome. Please let me know if it solved your problem. Regards.

  4. Navaneethan says:

    Friend i have searched on net that the way of editing boot.ini in XP.
    “”[boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /noexecute=optin /fastdetect””

    could i know what the exact line will be added at last i have the drive of hardy n H:

    just you have mentioned there


    is it enough to get

    as well as Is it (boot.ini) has the location C: only or any inside directories

  5. BobC says:

    Depending on the Ubuntu release, your “boot.ini” file will look like this:


    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /noexecute=optin /fastdetect”



    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS=”Microsoft Windows XP Professional” /noexecute=optin /fastdetect”

    I am using Ubuntu 8.10, so my “boot.ini” looks like the 2nd (2.) and I have 2 files in my root partition (C:\) and they are “wubildr.mbr” and “wubildr”.

    Earlier versions of Ubuntu had a “boot.ini” file that looked like the 1st (1.) and only had the “grldr” file in the root partition (C:\). Please note, when I say the root partition, I mean the same partition that contains the “boot.ini” file. If you edit these while in XP, you will need to click on “My Computer”, Select the “C:” drive and click on that. Then click on the “Folder Options” on the “Toolbar”. Then click on the “View” tab and select and click on “Show hidden files and folders”. and then click on “Apply”. This will allow you to see the “hidden” files on the “C:\” drive. If you see “grldr” then use “1.” above. If you see the 2 “wubildr” files, then use “2.” above.

    Note: if you do not see the “Folder Options” on your “Toolbar”, then right-click on the “Toolbar” and select “Customize” and when the menu drops down, you can select the “Folder Options” in the “left list” and “add” to the “right list”. Then “Close”. If you are not familiar with the “Toolbar”, it is the one which has various options, such as “Back”, “Search”, etc. If you do not see the “Toolbar”, then “right-click” on the toolbar that has the “File”, “Edit”, etc. and “click/check” the “Standard Buttons”. That will add that toolbar and then you can “right-click” on it and select “Customize”..


  6. Navaneethan says:

    Friend Thanks for kindly provided some information esteems that surely, i will reply to you after i had tried ,
    Now i have some work on windows for 2 days then surely i will reply

  7. BobC says:

    OK, and good luck.

  8. click says:

    Have you considered including a few social bookmarking links to these blogs. At least for youtube.

  9. Navaneethan says:

    yeah I did in Gallery page..What kinda link supposed to update?

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