Restore Ubuntu Boot Menu after Windows 8 InstallPosted: November 22, 2012
Read on to get back your Ubuntu Boot Menu which disappeared after your Windows 8 install.
Most of us would like to utilize our Desktops for running multiple Operating Systems, which co-exist on our Hard Disk. Each OS has its own boot-manager to help us in booting to our OS of choice during start-up. Windows 8 also has the same, but some what partial in allowing us to use our favorite Ubuntu after Windows 8 install. Windows 8 hijack the boot record and puts its own boot manager. Its tidy compared to earlier versions and recognizes existing Windows install. But it never recognizes (purposefully ? ) any Linux-based installations. So after your Windows 8 install, you will not have any option to get to your Ubuntu.
Ubuntu / Linux communities knows this and they have long back put up a solution to fix this. The utility in lime light is “boot-repair”. It has a basic and advanced mode to repair or get back your grub boot manager back. When this is restored, grub will be updated to include your newly installed Windows 8 also in the boot menu.
Ubuntu has a detailed help page on how to achieve this. So I’m not going to explain this in detail and leave you to visit the following url to go ahead. You will need a Ubuntu Live CD to start with.
- Three Ways to Access the Windows 8 Boot Options Menu (howtogeek.com)