[xubuntu-users] Help with dual booting to Xubuntu and Windows 8.1

Harry Chapman harry.rhc at openmailbox.org
Sat Jan 31 01:45:31 UTC 2015


Thanks! Nice to know someone else has had the same problem as me. 
Manjaro also looks like an interesting OS! I might have to try it out :-)

On 31/01/2015 2:19 p.m., Steve Litt wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:11:41 +1300
> Harry Chapman <harry.rhc at openmailbox.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi all!
>> I was wondering if you might be able to help me setting up my
>> computer for dual booting Windows 8.1 and Xubuntu 14.10.
>>
>> It's installed correctly, but when booting up my computer (an HP
>> pavilion g6) it doesn't give me the option to go to Grub, and simply
>> boots straight to Windows.
>>
>> There doesn't seem to be any option to change the boot order in my
>> bios settings. If I turn legacy booting support off, it does give me
>> the option before it boots Windows to go into boot settings, and from
>> there I can boot to Xubuntu - but that's a rather roundabout method.
>>
>> I've turned secure boot off, and tried boot repair (results here:
>> http://paste.ubuntu.com/9879711/ ) to no avail.
>>
>> Let me know if you have any ideas about how to boot to Xubuntu easily!
>> Cheers,
> Back before I blew off the Windows on my HP laptop, it came to an HP
> menu that gave me a bunch of options, I had to pick one, and then it
> gave me another list, and I picked Ubuntu from that list. In other
> words, pretty much what you describe. I never found a way for Ubuntu to
> come up on the first list.
>
> It wasn't much of a problem, because after awhile I knew to press F6
> or whatever to invoke boot choice, and then to select whatever it was
> and then Ubuntu. Seriously, once I got used to it, the annoyance was
> minor.
>
> When the machine went out of warranty, I removed Windows, did an MBR
> boot to Manjaro, ((L|X|U)buntu would work too), and it works just like
> any other computer.
>
> HTH,
>
> SteveT
>
>
>
> SteveT
>
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