Ubuntu – I removed Ubuntu from the BIOS menu but it comes back


For reasons too long to explain, I reluctantly removed Ubuntu from my computer. After completely removing it and deleting the partition that it was installed onto, I discovered that I still had two Ubuntu entries in the boot order in my BIOS menu. I deleted them by following the instructions in this answer:


As I was doing it, everything appeared to go smoothly. However, upon reboot one of them came back. What's going on here? How do I delete it permanently?

Here is my boot-info URL: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1372806/

I'll gladly provide any other information that may be needed to diagnose the problem.


Best Answer

    1. Boot on a Ubuntu 64-bit disk, choose Try Ubuntu.

    2. Open a terminal and type the following commands:

      sudo mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
      sudo rm -r /mnt/EFI/ubuntu
      sudo efibootmgr

      This should display your boot entries, each with a number. E. g., if your Ubuntu(/Shim) entries are number 0002 and 0003, you can remove them by typing:

      sudo efibootmgr -b 2 -B
      sudo efibootmgr -b 3 -B
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