Saturday, August 10, 2013

Boot repair

I installed Windows 8.1 on my laptop, followed by an Ubuntu setup. The problem is that grup didn't seem to successfully set up itself on /sda. On the next bootup, Win8 started automatically, which is not what I want.

The solution was to boot up on the ubuntu live dvd and put these in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boot-repair
boot-repair

You just need to choose "Recommended repair" and follow the on-screen instructions.
The original source is:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/240496/how-to-show-grub-after-install-ubuntu-over-windows-8