First, let me post my current setup:
>64 bit Windows 8.1 running on UEFI firmware (smartboot and fast boot are turned off)
>Did have Ubuntu 13.10 running with absolutely no problems until lately
>Decided to upgrade to 14.04 as soon as possible
>Upgrade seemed to go without a hitch
>Boot and GRUB did not load, instead, Windows 8.1 loads immediately (perhaps GRUB did not install right)
>Thinking about doing these in order:
1) Run bootrepair from a Live USB to try to fix GRUB, and if that doesn't work
2) Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04
I would prefer the former as I have no separate /home/ partition and I don't want to backup my data first.
So, how my questions are:
What should I do with bootrepair to fix this?
Was it a upgrade failure? Is this common? How come this hasn't happened to me before?
Was this Windows being greedy and hogging up the bootloader? If so, how do I fix this?
If none of this works, is it worth it to switch to Debian for the time being to see if that works?
Thank you in advance. (I know there are already a ton of threads popping up about errors and bugs in this new upgrade.)