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I used the Ubuntu Windows installer to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and my already installed Windows 8.

Ubuntu came up after the boot when the process was through with the installation. When I attempt to get into the Ubuntu 12.10 after shutting the system down, the boot dumped me to an interactive window GRUB and wanted me to load a missing loader? Since I am a very light user of Ubuntu I am unsure what to do now. Is there a process or procedure to follow to fix this problem?

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Since you used the windows installer, can you try to uninstall and reinstall again? Failing that try to download the ISO again and give it a go. –  Karthik T Jan 25 '13 at 5:14
Is Windows 8 pre-installed? Because Wubi doesn't work if it is. –  bcbc Jan 25 '13 at 6:10
So the Ubuntu windows installer doesn't work for window 8 but doesn't tell you that when you start the install? –  Peter Jenkins Jan 25 '13 at 8:41
If this is so, would you have a link to a workaround? Seems fairly fundamental to me. –  Peter Jenkins Jan 25 '13 at 8:42
@PeterJenkins oh WUBI could work with W8 but Microsoft created something that will lead to file corruption and data loss when used from outside Windows. Here is the long explanation: askubuntu.com/questions/221835/… –  Rinzwind 2 days ago