I installed Ubuntu on a netbook from a usb flash drive but after the restart there is no grub menu and just Windows starts. How to add the boot menu for ubuntu? The netbook doesn't have a cd but I can run Hiren's boot from the usb drive. I usually use EasyBCD for such problems but it gives errors that it cannot find any boot record/mbr on the disk and doesn't allow me to do anything...

I don't recall the model but the solution I chose fixed my problem immediately :). The only drawback is the ubuntu menu waits for around 10 seconds to load ubuntu if the user doesn't push enter.

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    What kind of netbook is this? Does it run uefi? What version of Windows is installed? Do you have fast-boot disabled? Please click "Edit" below your question and add the information. – MadMike Oct 30 '14 at 8:08

i think that this might be an issue with MBR and in order to recover grub follow the steps and check whether it fixes your issue.

1. Pop in the Live CD, boot from it until you reach the desktop.
2. Open a terminal window or switch to a tty.
3. Type "grub"
4. Type "root (hd0,6)", or whatever your harddisk + boot partition numbers are (my /boot is at /dev/sda7, which translates to hd0,6 for grub).
5. Type "setup (hd0)", ot whatever your harddisk nr is.
6. Quit grub by typing "quit".
7. Reboot.

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