Re: Retaining Ubuntu after installing Windows 8
You will have to repair the Grub bootloader because windows will blugger it up.
Install win8 (it's rubbish IMO)
To repair grub
For that you need the Ubuntu CD you used to install Ubuntu.
Boot the Ubuntu CD to the Live desktop
* Open a terminal and type
$ sudo fdisk -l
* Now, you need to remember which device listed is your linux distribution, for reference, /dev/sda1 will be used. Now we need to mount the filesystem to /mnt
$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
* Now mount the rest of your devices
$ sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
* Now chroot into your system
$ sudo chroot /mnt
When that is done you need to run update-grub to create the configuration file.
To install GRUB 2 to the MBR, next you need to run grub-install /dev/sda
$ grub-install /dev/sda
And your done
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