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

Andy Proctor xubuntu.list at gpshelp.co.uk
Sat Jan 31 13:26:33 UTC 2015


On 31/01/15 00:11, Harry Chapman 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,
> Harry
>
Harry have you tried to update grub from within xubuntu? Boot into 
xubuntu and open up a terminal

sudo update-grub

It should auto detect your windows installation and sort things out for 
you. Just reboot after running it.

I had to do it recently with a Win7 installation.

HTH

Andy
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