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I am using Windows 7 64 bit on my PC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 version with the "install inside" option. After the release of 14.04 I uninstalled the earlier version and installed the newer version. But it is not working correctly or loading after the complete installation process. I installed it with the Install inside option as well. The error messages shown are below.

When Manual Recovery option is selected

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Did you install it using wubi? – Karthik Jul 28 '14 at 4:36
yes i installed it using wubi – Arun P Jul 28 '14 at 5:05
well don't downvote I was giving an honest answer – sbergeron Jul 28 '14 at 5:15
is there any manual correction method for the above problem? – Arun P Jul 28 '14 at 5:19
Wubi is no longer supported and you shouldn't install it using wubi. Try Google on how to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. – Karthik Jul 28 '14 at 5:47

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As you have installed Ubuntu inside Windows 7, select Ubuntu from the Windows boot manager and then you will see the Ubuntu GNU Grub2 menu.

Or after you select "Ubuntu" from the Windows boot manager, keep Shift and the Grub menu should appear.

Then press e to start editing the boot entry. And now you need to change a line in the GRUB2 boot entry from ro to rw.

You will see a line similar to this:

linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=AAC884AC1F144321 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff

Replace ro with rw and finally the code will look like:

linux   /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic root=UUID=AAC884AC1F144321 loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk rw   quiet splash $vt_handoff

Press F10 and you are done!

This is only to boot Ubuntu for a single time. You have to repeat these steps every-time you reboot. But you can change the grub.cfg permanently to avoid this issue. Follow these steps to edit the grub.cfg file after logging in to Ubuntu.

Open terminal (CtrlAltT)


sudo -H gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg

and press enter.

Gedit will open with the grub.cfg file.

Press CTRLF open 'find' box on gedit.

Type ro in the find box. (Remember to type a space after ro - should be ro, not ro)

Search results will be highlighted and then change all those ros to rws. (replace ro with rw)

Save the file and reboot.

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