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I have a laptop(hp pavillion n-series)which has got inbuilt ubuntu and now I installed windows 8 from the CD. I can no longer boot through ubuntu but can only open windows 8. I would like to access both the operating systems through my laptop. I have tried using EasyBCD2.1.2 but i cannot find ubuntu under it. plz help me out asap

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Just burn a Boot-Repair-Disk (http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/) and run boot-repair. That should fix it.

You can read about boot-repair here: http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

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How can he run boot-repair? Is it a command line tool or a GUI app? Is it installed by default on the Live edition? –  Lucio Dec 15 '13 at 0:38
Oh, I indeed wrote livedvd instead of repair disc. Thanks for pointing out. –  Pavel Dec 15 '13 at 7:52

I had that problem when I installed windows after Ubuntu. Had to delete the partition through windows, where Ubuntu is located, and reinstall Ubuntu. Now after restart I am able to select which version of Ubuntu to load and whether I want to load Windows.

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