How to be offered Ubuntu at time of boot (GNU GRUB?)

Discus and support How to be offered Ubuntu at time of boot (GNU GRUB?) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So hey -- I've done all the hard work but the last step has perplexed me. I've installed Ubuntu Budgie on a separate partition of my disk so that I can... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by The Pool Man, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. The Pool Man Win User

    How to be offered Ubuntu at time of boot (GNU GRUB?)


    So hey -- I've done all the hard work but the last step has perplexed me. I've installed Ubuntu Budgie on a separate partition of my disk so that I can dual boot Win10 or Budgie.

    (I'm doing this because I have a mini PC from Beelink and I'm attempting to see if Budgie is a 'lighter' OS than Win10 and, therefore, would help the Apollo Lake unit run even faster.)

    My problem is that when I boot up the PC is supposed to ask me which OS I want. It doesn't. I've seen in tutorials that something called the GNU GRUB menu is what I need to have come up.

    I know this is a Linux question but is there a Windows way to make Windows offer me a choice of which partition to use at boot?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    The Pool Man, Aug 4, 2018
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  2. dropkickhazy Win User

    Deleting Grub GNU

    I had installed Ubuntu as a dual boot option on my laptop. I have since deleted it but no matter what I have tried I can not get the grub loader off my computer. I have tried the following:

    used disk manager to delete the Ubuntu partition

    tried bootrec/fix mbr and fix boot

    totally reset the PC deleting all files and reinstalling windows 10

    Yet its still on my laptop. Windows loads fine but I would like still like the grub loader gone. I believe its in the EFI partition and am not sure if I delete the partition through "diskpart" if it will cause problems when booting the system and if I can
    reinstall the EFI that's supposed to be there.
     
    dropkickhazy, Aug 4, 2018
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  3. ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP) Win User
    Dual boot with Ubuntu

    Are you booting from a Grub loader or from the win loader? It will not delete the Ubuntu partition or data but you may have to re-install the loader if it is Grub/Ubuntu
     
    ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Aug 4, 2018
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  4. Nutty User Win User

    How to be offered Ubuntu at time of boot (GNU GRUB?)

    Make Windows 10 Bootloader Override Windows 7 Bootloader/GRUB


    Now after running into two different grub errors, my PC refuses to boot from anything. First I got the grub error no such partition, so I booted from Ubuntu 17.10 install disk and reinstalled Ubuntu 17.10, removing the previous installation of Ubuntu 17.10. After resinstalling, I booted once, and grub appeared normally, I think I also booted into Windows 10 from grub and ever after that, I can no longer boot period. I get this:

    GNU GRUB version 0.97 (593K lower / 523264K upper memory)
    [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device/filename. ]

    I've tried booting from Windows 7 & 10, Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04 & DBAN (hdd wipe) disks with no success. Now what? (trying the grub commands from this link:

    How to recover lost GRUB bootloader in Linux

    didn't work).
     
    Nutty User, Aug 4, 2018
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