Re: Where is the boot manager / grub in Windows 8 dual booting with Ubuntu?
Perhaps a silly suggestion, but does holding the left SHIFT button at boot show the GRUB menu?
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
to comment out both HIDDEN_TIMOUT lines to force grub to show.
You can change the default from 0 to any number, corresponding to the entry in the Grub bootup menu (first entry is 0, second is 1, etc.)
You can change the "hidden timeout" (no menu); and also display the countdown (TIMEOUT_QUIET=false)
You can force the grub menu to show by commenting out the two GRUB_HIDDEN lines with a # at the beginning of the line
And set the grub menu timeout (default is 10 seconds)
Make your changes, press Ctrl-S to save and Ctrl-Q to exit.
Important: Open a terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T and type sudo update-grub to apply the changes you just made.
Reboot and you should see your timeout/default entry change.
the first menuentry is ubuntu and GRUB_DEFAULT=0, so it should go with that by default. don't know why it doesn't. maybe if you can get GRUB menu to show, you could choose ubuntu manually?
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