Have successfully installed Ubuntu on 3 other machines 2 x 11.10 and 1 x 12.04LTS but having problems with:
Dell Inspiron 1721 AMD Turion 64 2GHz with 2 GB ram, 320GB HD with 100GB free running Vista Home Premium.
Downloaded and installed 12.04LTS via Wubi, setting 20GB size to test machine. All appears ok until the reboot.
Loads the Ubuntu splash screen then displays the following:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough? - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/08A89A44A89E2FE4 does not exist. Dropping to a shell
Any ideas as to why it won't boot to UBUNTU?
Managed to identify additional messages when trying to boot:
Try (hd0,0) FAT16 NO WUBILDR; Try (hd0,1) NTFS5 No wubildr; Try (hd0,2) NTFS5 error: "prefix" is not set
Does this help?