Ubuntu doesn't start with "Error 15: File not found"

Bug #272731 reported by Dominik Boehi on 2008-09-21
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Wubi
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

I installed Ubuntu via the Wubi installer using the "Install inside Windows" option. After reboot, a progress bar appeared and Ubuntu installed itself. After the next reboot I got the following error after choosing Ubuntu in the Windows bootloader:

Error 15: File not found

Wubi Version: 8.10-rev507 (Version on the Intrepid Alpha 6 amd64 live cd)
Windows Version: Windows XP SP3, german
CPU: amd64

Dominik Boehi (dboehi) wrote :
Dominik Boehi (dboehi) on 2008-09-21
description: updated
Agostino Russo (ago) wrote :

Can you please try to run chkdsk /r from windows and boot again? If that happens press insert rapidly after selecting "Ubuntu" at boot and report the exact error message.

Dominik Boehi (dboehi) wrote :

chkdsk repaired something, but it had no effect on booting ubuntu.

After selecting Ubuntu in the windows bootloader and then again selecting it in grub I get the following error message:

Booting 'Ubuntu intrepid (development branch), kernel 2.6.27-3-generic'

Filesystem type is ntfs, partition type 0x07
The current working directory (i.e., the relative path) is /ubuntu/disks
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-3-generic root=UUID=48D0-100A loop=/ubuntu/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash

Error 15: File not found

Note that the partition (UUID=48D0-100A) where I installed the Ubuntu files is not NTFS, but fat32.

Agostino Russo (ago) wrote :

Do you have two partitions with the directory /ubuntu/disks?
You can explore the filesystem from the grub console by pressing "ESC" and then "C" at boot (after selecting "Ubuntu"). You can also use tab completion.

There's only one partition with that directory, the fat32 partition where I
installed ubuntu.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 12:41, Agostino Russo <email address hidden>wrote:

> Do you have two partitions with the directory /ubuntu/disks?
> You can explore the filesystem from the grub console by pressing "ESC" and
> then "C" at boot (after selecting "Ubuntu"). You can also use tab
> completion.
>
> --
> Ubuntu doesn't start with "Error 15: File not found"
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/272731
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

acaurora (acaurora) wrote :

I believe that I have solved this problem. I have spent nearly all day yesterday and this morning because, like everyone here, I was installing Intrepid through Wubi. Every time it would finish installing, and once I rebooted and selected Ubuntu from the BCD -> GRUB, it would give me that File not found error. So, after a while, it hit me that I should perhaps look in the GRUB menu.lst... and after some fiddling I noticed that the path after the "kernel" keyword starts with /boot/vmlinuz.... whereas for "loop=", it is /ubuntu/disks/...

So I added the /ubuntu/disks/ such that now it says kernel /ubuntu/disks/boot/vmlinuz... and also added the /ubuntu/disks/ to the initrd line below it. Now it works. Hope this helps. It sucks downloading different Intrepid ISOs over and over... and trying different Wubi versions... ouy....and running a ton of chkdsk /r /f, which is the most common recommended action that I saw for errors of this type.

Case in point: Add "/ubuntu/disks/" to the path after "kernel" in the menu.lst!

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers