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Thread: Dual Booting 14.04 LTS Goes Straight to Windows 8

  1. #1
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    Sep 2009

    Dual Booting 14.04 LTS Goes Straight to Windows 8

    I'm currently dual booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I would like to boot directly to GRUB and then to Windows, but instead, it boots straight to Windows. In order to get into Ubuntu, I have to tap F9, access my boot options, and boot into Ubuntu that way. It's annoying because I intend to use Ubuntu far more than Windows.

    In order to remedy this, I installed boot-repair to a LiveUSB and ran it. It failed with the following error:

    The boot-info summary is posted here:

    This is the output for "sudo fdisk -l":

    And my fstab is as follows:
    Last edited by nholloway2007; May 1st, 2014 at 09:00 PM.

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    Jun 2009
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Dual Booting 14.04 LTS Goes Straight to Windows 8

    Some systems only boot Windows and have to have work arounds.
    Some like yours seem to just make it difficult as they really only want you booting Windows.

    I now see Boot-Repair/grub showing some errors but it still works, not not sure errors apply.

    You have ubuntu, can you in UEFI menu make it the first choice?
    BootOrder: 0001,2001,3005,3001,3002,2002,2003
    Boot0000* Notebook Hard Drive
    Boot0003* USB Hard Drive - SanDisk
    Boot0004* USB Hard Drive (UEFI) - SanDisk
    Boot0005* Windows Boot Manager
    Boot2001* USB Drive (UEFI)
    Boot2002* Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive (UEFI)
    Boot3001* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot3002* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot3005* Internal Hard Disk or Solid State Disk
    Boot0001* ubuntu.
    A few systems will let you modify directly even though menu in UEFI does not.
    Above is form this in your bootinfo report.
    sudo efibootmgr -v;hb=HEAD
    Launch EFI Shell from File System Device

    Systems that only boot Windows from UEFI. Often Sony & HP, maybe others
    Users who manually moved efi files around see post #6
    some find this changing this to be shim or grub /EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
    Then booting device or hard drive works also.

    Boot_Repair - Always say no until proven that you only can boot Windows entry from UEFI menu.
    buggy-kernel detected. Do you want to activate [Backup and rename Windows EFI files]? yes (if any choice fails, please retry with the other)
    To undo & to rename files to their original names, you just need to tick the "Restore EFI backups" option of Boot-Repair.

    Any rename either manually or with Boot-Repair will need to be redone after a Windows update as it will restore Windows files.

    Alternative to Boot-Repairs rename of shim.
    Some systems work better to register grub/shim from inside Windows - for those that keep resetting Windows as default
    bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

    Some install rEFInd which seems to be another workaround.
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.


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