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"Jason Crain" 02-23-2009 05:12 PM

HELP: Dropping to a shell! after copy Wubi installation onto another PC
 
On Mon, February 23, 2009 11:12 am, Yi Tan wrote:
> I copy that Wubi installation onto my home PC(PC2). I've also
> copied wubildr, wubildr.mbr and modified windows's boot.ini
>
> Then I turn on PC2. I can select boot ubuntu. And then see the ubuntu logo
> with loading bar for a moment.
>
> And it ends up in following failure:
>
> Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
> .......
> ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/7Axxxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
>
> ---------------------------
>
> I don't know much about linux. It seems like the copied-version ubuntu
> can't
> get the hard disk to work.
>
> Is there any easy way to make it works? Because I have got all software,
> environment setup in that wubi installation. Really don't want a fresh
> installation with time consuming software setup.

You will need to edit the file /etc/fstab and change the 'UUID=XXX' lines
to show the correct uuids. You can find the UUIDs of your system by using
'sudo blkid'.

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Yi Tan 02-24-2009 06:44 AM

HELP: Dropping to a shell! after copy Wubi installation onto another PC
 
Sorted out!

I found out that you can use LABEL instead of UUID in the configuration file.

So, in windows, I set a Label to that hard disk, and then altered the configuration file accordingly.


Regards,

ty



On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Jason Crain <jason@bluetree.ath.cx> wrote:

On Mon, February 23, 2009 11:12 am, Yi Tan wrote:

> I copy that Wubi installation onto my home PC(PC2). I've also

> copied wubildr, wubildr.mbr and modified windows's boot.ini

>

> Then I turn on PC2. I can select boot ubuntu. And then see the ubuntu logo

> with loading bar for a moment.

>

> And it ends up in following failure:

>

> Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:

> .......

> ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/7Axxxxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

>

> ---------------------------

>

> I don't know much about linux. It seems like the copied-version ubuntu

> can't

> get the hard disk to work.

>

> Is there any easy way to make it works? Because I have got all software,

> environment setup in that wubi installation. Really don't want a fresh

> installation with time consuming software setup.



You will need to edit the file /etc/fstab and change the 'UUID=XXX' lines

to show the correct uuids. *You can find the UUIDs of your system by using

'sudo blkid'.



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