Ubuntu – After installing Windows 8 next to Ubuntu, I can only boot 8


I bought a new HP laptop with Windows 8 to replace an old laptop running Ubuntu. Using Acronis I cloned the Ubuntu installation over to my new laptop… accidentally overriding the Windows installation.

No big deal, I thought. It was a new computer and I didn't have anything special on it so I popped a Windows 8 disc in the drive, and loaded onto my second partition.

Now, the computer only boots to Windows 8 and I have no idea how to get it boot to Ubuntu.

I have already turned off the UEFI and Secure Boot options from the BIOS but I have no idea where to go from here.

Best Answer

  • Try boot-repair,it would be the best option for repairing your grub.For this,you have to boot ubuntu-live disk or usb,and select try ubuntu.

  • A desktop like screen appears,press ctrl+alt+t,it would open up a terminal.Then run the below commands to install bootrepair,

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair && sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair && (boot-repair &)
  • After running the above commands,a boot-repair window will appears.Select Recommended Repair option.After successfull completion,restart your pc.Now it works.

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