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July 18th, 2019, 01:18 AM
Hi, this is my first post in the forum.

My problem is that, after having installed ubuntu over windows 10 (no dual boot), the tablet keeps restarting all the time. For a second, the message "System boot order not found. Initializing defaults." was shown.

I've tried the boot-repair (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair) software, but the problem persists. This was the result: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/qkdPVhghrz/

I also followed this instructions to repair it from grub https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/329926/grub-starts-in-command-line-after-reboot, and it started ubuntu, but after restarting the tablet, configuration was lost.

Could anyone give me some advice on this? Thank you very much.

July 18th, 2019, 04:40 AM
What brand/model tablet?

Are you able to change boot order in UEFI settings? Some systems want that not the efibootmgr change that grub uses to make ubuntu first in boot order.

A few only want to boot "Windows Boot Manager" by description. Many of those now work with UEFI updates. But using description to boot is not allowed per UEFI standard.

If you must boot "Windows Boot Manager", you can change description of shimx64.efi to boot Ubuntu to be that.

Not sure since MMC drive, if you have to be specific. This defaults to sda1.
D: Use efibootmgr

d1: If Description has to be Windows then change UEFI description. Assumes ESP is sda1.
sudo efibootmgr -c -L "Windows Boot Manager" -l "\EFI\ubuntu\shimx64.efi"

If specific drive and partition required it may be like this? add - d & -p parameters, see
man efibootmgr

sudo efibootmgr -c -L "Windows Boot Manager" -l "\EFI\Boot\bootx64.efi" -d /dev/mmcblk0 -p 1

July 18th, 2019, 01:17 PM
Thank you for your guidelines.

I'm working with a Chuwi H10 air tablet. It seems that changes made with efibootmgr take no effect. Even changing the "Boot options priorities" in BIOS menu doen't work. And the "UEFI hard disk drive BBS priorities" is blocked, so no changes can be made. Any ideas?

July 18th, 2019, 03:56 PM
Did you try creating the Windows description boot entry that really boots Ubuntu using shimx64.efi?