Linux – Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 doesn’t work


Today I wanted to install Linux Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop alongside with Windows 8.1. I created a bootable USB in order to install Ubuntu and it worked ok. But after booting from USB and selecting install Ubuntu option i found that there was no option "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1" as it was in the past versions. Therefore i selected "something else" option. I installed Ubuntu but now I can't select to boot either on Windows or on Linux. The laptop starts directy on Linux.

How can I manage this situation?

Best Answer

Disable secure boot in BIOS. try installing Boot repair in your Ubuntu. Boot Repair is a tool for re-installing Grub2 that will attempt to automatically add entries for other operating systems it detects.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo sed 's/trusty/saucy/g' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yannubuntu-boot-repair-trusty.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y boot-repair
sudo boot-repair &

That will install Boot repair tool in your system. Then run it with recommended settings. That will do.

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