How can I access my Wubi root.disk data

Boot the Ubuntu Desktop CD, or another LiveCD, then mount the windows partition:

sudo mkdir /win
sudo mount /dev/sda1 /win

Replace sda1 with the appropriate device (a = disk, 1 = partition number), then mount the virtual disk therein

sudo mkdir /vdisk
sudo mount -o loop /win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk /vdisk

Now the content of the virtual disk will be visible under /vdisk. 7.04 users will have to install ntfs-3g first and specify it as fstype to gain r/w access.

To check the filesystem you can use:

sudo fsck /win/ubuntu/disks/root.disk


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    • Arun ALias
    • April 14th, 2011

    Thanks a lot

    • magis
    • October 30th, 2011

    Unfortunately I am too dumb to get write access using the ubuntu live cd 10.04, Can you help me?

    • Kyle Wadman
    • October 30th, 2011

    At what point are you stuck?

  1. Hello! I from Russia. Your instruction has helped me! My file system has been damaged because of wrong reboot. fsck to me it has repaired.
    Many thanks!

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