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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop. I installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 but decided to dual-boot Windows 7 home premium against my better judgement. (League of legends performs poorly in WINE).

Anyways, since installing Windows I can't boot my ubuntu partition. All the searches I found were people losing their Windows partition not Linux. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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normally windows doesn't detect ext4 partitions.see this askubuntu.com/questions/282434/… and askubuntu.com/questions/9933/… –  Avinash Raj Dec 22 '13 at 16:35
    
Thank you for the reply. These links seem to access actual files while inside windows. I'm looking to figure out how to choose between ubuntu and windows at startup. As of right now it just automatically boots into windows. –  Fortyxtwo Dec 22 '13 at 16:53
    
try boot-repair. –  Avinash Raj Dec 22 '13 at 16:54
    
Thanks for the quick replies. I will try that. –  Fortyxtwo Dec 22 '13 at 17:02
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It worked like a charm. Thank you very much! –  Fortyxtwo Dec 22 '13 at 17:29

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You must follow instruction for this Tutorial all operations are done from a live cd/dvd/usb ubuntu.
In these steps you will install grub after which you can choose which OS to boot - Linux or Windows

In linux install a grub customizer to choose default OS.

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