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I just installed windows 8 after ubuntu. The installation was from a CD and it installed correctly, but when it asked me to restart, there is no boot loader, i.e. there is just a blinking cursor forever. How do I get the windows 8 boot loader?


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You will need to repair your your grub, this is a common enough issue , follow the steps provided in this Ubuntu documentation.

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Yes I tried boot-repair, but when I rebooted, still the blinking cursor and nothing happened :( –  user1893354 Dec 25 '12 at 17:43
are you using a ubuntu CD ? if not try repairing from a CD I have done this on and it works, if nothing works try re-installing windows first and then ubuntu –  Shakehar Dec 26 '12 at 5:28
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