Ubuntu – How to prevent the computer from going straight to Windows

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I bought a Lenovo B570 laptop today, and one of the first things I did was burn an Oneiric LiveCD and install it. This was more trouble than I expected. It didn't automatically load to the CD when I restarted; it just booted Windows 7 like before. I had to press F12 at boot and use a very unintuitive menu to get to the LiveCD.

So now I've installed Ubuntu and restarted, but once again it's just booting to Windows like nothing happened instead of showing the familiar GRUB menu. What's going on here? (This is my first Windows 7 computer; my previous one had Vista dual-booted.)

EDIT: I should clarify that I can't load Ubuntu at all. Or at least I don't know how to.

Best Answer

  • I have a really similar computer to yours (the v570). I made a post in the forum detailing a fairly straight forward way to get the boot loader to work and finish the installation. Let me know if you have any more questions. Here is the link:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1863125