Windows not showing grub

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by lifehags, May 4, 2014.

  1. lifehags

    lifehags MDL Member

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    So there was an update for windows 8 and after that it stopped opening the grub menus and it automatically goes to windows. I know it can recognize the drive with Linux on it because it shows it to me in file manager. Prior to that I unplugged and rep lugged the led plugs but I don't think that was the cause. So how do I show the grub menu?:mad:
    Thanks!
     
  2. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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  3. napalmguy

    napalmguy MDL Novice

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    You can use EasyBCD to refresh the bootloader but word of advise, install Linux on separate drive and let GRUB Linux be the bootloader. I had problems before but now they're fixed after updating to GRUB 2.02
     
  4. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    #4 MrG, May 4, 2014
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    After I installed the WU W8.1 Spring Update I lost my dual boot menu (x6 OSs) all Wxp, W7 & W8.1, it would only boot into W8.1.1 (new upgrade)
    After trying the W8 DVD I tried the W7 DVD & selected repair boot manager(?).
    That worked & the boot menu now appears again so I can select which OS I want to boot into.

    I did have to remove the "Restored" portion after each entry, I used DualBootPro to do this.

    HTH
     
  5. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    That's what that "Drives" drop-down menu is for (assuming you know the /boot partition)... if you want directions to boot using GRUB instead post details in the Linux forum... :cool:
     
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