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I had Windows 8 installed on my 500GB Hard Drive and it was working OK.

I then did a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04 partitioning Windows 8.

Now that I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 I can not see the disks partitioning when starting up my machine. I boot straight into Ubuntu.

However, when I'm logged into Ubuntu, I can see the Windows 8 partition and files in devices.

Any ideas on how I can resolve this problem?

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When you're booting do you see a "Loading GRUB" message? If you hit the ESC key to see the GRUB boot menu. Although this might not be your problem as GRUB shouldn't automatically hide the boot menu if it detects another OS... – adempewolff May 24 '12 at 10:55
We need more information. Please follow the instructions in this answer, How to use boot-repair to provide a "Bootinfo Summary", while you are connected to the Internet to create a Bootinfo summary for your computer which we can review. – irrational John May 24 '12 at 20:10
Try pressing the SHIFT key while booting. That is supposed to force the GRUB menu to appear. – irrational John May 25 '12 at 7:24

Yeah you can. pop disc. press yes and yeah that should do it

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Windows 8 beta does not support dual boot!

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Windows 8 might not, but GRUB should, which is what your machine is supposed to go into first before passing control over to the Windows bootloader, depending on which OS you decide to boot. Do you have a source explaining why an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual-boot is not possible? – Christopher Kyle Horton May 25 '12 at 18:07
Windows 8 does support dual boot - you just need to know how to do it ;-) – nicorellius Feb 6 '14 at 20:12

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