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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:

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


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Please indicate your Boot-Info URL. – LovinBuntu Nov 21 '12 at 11:05
@LovinBuntu I've edited it into the question. – jimirings Nov 21 '12 at 14:52
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  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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What sort of motherboard do you have? (Brand and model, firmware brand?) I've got an ASUS P8H77-I motherboard that has a similar problem -- after I installed Ubuntu, I got two entries in its firmware list, and any attempt to delete either of them resulted in it reappearing after a reboot. I finally cleared the problem by removing all of the firmware's boot entries and then re-creating only the ones that I wanted. It could be that a similar procedure would work for you.

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I'm not sure... How would I go about finding that out? And I'm not sure I'd be entirely comfortable removing all of the boot entries without specific instructions on how to add new ones back in... – jimirings Nov 20 '12 at 23:34

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