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Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.disk

Postby Jedibooney on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:34 am

Hello everyone.

I'm having a problem with a mint4win install.

The install within windows (7, 64bit) completes ok, but on reboot I get the following:

Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr
Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: error: "prefix" is not set.
error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.disk.
error: no such device: /linuxmint/install/boot/grub/grub.cfg.

I have checked and the files referenced already exist in the proper locations in windows. I have run chkdisk and no errors were found.

Interestingly, if I try to install into a separate partition from the live cd (which I don't want to do) the installer doesn't see any other OS.

I've been three days on this with no success.

P.s. it worked fine both in mint4win installs and installed on a second internal HDD, until that HDD crashed and burned a few days ago.
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby dcihon on Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:01 am

I am also having a problem with trying to install mint4win.
I have mint installed on the first partition and windows 7 installed an a second partition.
I am trying to install mint4win with the windows partition. So when the computer boots I first get the grub menu and select Windows then I get the menu from windows and select Mint and get the following error. Maybe I can't do it the way I am trying to do it.
Try (hd0,0): EXT2:
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby h3llcat on Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:07 pm

Hey guys I have also had this problem. Take a look at this.

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bootinfoscript/index.php?title=Boot_Problems:Wubi_9.10

But the "cause" section does not make sense it says something about GRUB2 but from a windows install GRUB should not even be used it should boot using windows boot loader.

If someone knows what is going on please explain.
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby dcihon on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:53 am

I tried the above but it did not fix my problem.
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby h3llcat on Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:24 pm

I did not expect that solution to work as the description did not make sense.

Surely someone has some useful help to this problem.
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby exwane on Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:30 pm

I am having the exact same problem as the OP under the exact same circumstances.

Does anyone have an answer for this?
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby h3llcat on Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:10 am

I am having the exact same problem as the OP under the exact same circumstances.

Does anyone have an answer for this?


Considdering the ammount of time this post has been around I assume that the answer is "no".
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby oobetimer on Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:36 pm

Jedibooney wrote:The install within windows (7, 64bit) completes ok, but on reboot I get the following:

Try (hd0,0): NTFS5: No wubildr
Try (hd0,1): NTFS5: error: "prefix" is not set.
error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.disk.
error: no such device: /linuxmint/install/boot/grub/grub.cfg.


Just a thought: I have one Windows 7 64bit, where it C drive is on the partition /dev/sda5, so the right address for wubildr is (hd0,4) or (hd0,5) depending on grub.
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Re: Mint4win error: no such device: /linuxmint/disks/root.di

Postby h3llcat on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:34 pm

Not sure if you are still having this problem(I have moved on and just done a clean install of Linux Mint) but I have a possible solution.

From what I understand the Linux installer does not cope well with Windows RAID signatures. Has the drive ever been used in a RAID. If so take a look at the bottom post of the below thread perhaps it may spark some sort of solution for you.

Good luck.

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=107513
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