I've been using Ubuntu 13.04 that was installed inside Windows 8 on my C drive. I did a lot of customization to Ubuntu to make it more beautiful, and had lots of software installed.
I had to reinstall Windows as it got corrupted, and before reinstalling Windows (I did a fresh installation) I made a backup of 'Ubuntu' folder (that's in C drive) hoping that after reinstalling I could manually set a path to wubi to avoid redoing all my efforts to make my Ubuntu as earlier. I used this How To Restore the Wubi Ubuntu Bootloader tutorial as a reference. By doing this I am getting:
error: no such device: FOC............. (a long code) error: unknown filesystem. error: You need to load the kernel first. Press any key to continue.....
So, I tried one more thing. I reinstalled Ubuntu on C drive, and replaced the Ubuntu folder by an older one that I took a backup of. Getting:
error: no such device: FOC............. (a long code) error: file '/ubuntu/disks/root.disk' not found Press any key to continue.....
So my question is: Am I thinking of doing some infeasible thing, or is it possible to run old Ubuntu in a new Windows installation. If so, how?
I really want to get my Ubuntu back. I appreciate any help.