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

jules s s.julez at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 16:51:41 UTC 2015

... though that has nothing to do with dual boot. the update-grub command
us the correct answer
Am 31.01.2015 17:49 schrieb "Gerard Bekhuis" <odemarus at gmx.de>:

>  Hi Andy.
> You must install Xubuntu and then you install virtualbox in Xubuntu and
> then you install Win 8  into the virtualmachine. This is the best method.
> I  have made it by myself.
> Greeting
> GĂ©rard.
> Am 31.01.2015 um 14:26 schrieb Andy Proctor:
> 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.
> Andy
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