I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 as my primary OS for quite sometime on Sony VAIO laptop with other OS being windows 8 (never use it). Till today, everything was fine.
In the evening I had shut down my PC and closed the lid; Typically I do this when the shutting down screen is still on. But probably this time it was fatal. (The only new thing I installed was video download plugin for Firefox & after that my Ubuntu was working fine till I shut down)
When I again restarted my PC, now no menu is appearing for selecting OS and it directly goes for Windows 8. My question is similar to this thread, but I don't have Ubuntu CD as I had installed using pen drive sometime back.
Is there any (genuine or workaround) easier way to get back the GRUB menu back in the place?
Note that keyboard shortcuts in Sony VAIO is different, here I have an "Assist" menu as well to get those internal options.
Update: Seems to be partition error. Now even stupid Windows 8 is also not coming :( I tried pressing "left shift", but no luck there as well. Writing this from mobile. Need some urgent help.
Still after fixing the grub menu, my Ubuntu has started working, but Windows 8 has gone bad. I am trying few option available in the Internet. Will keep updating those useful links.
- This link demonstrates the similar problem where Windows 8 is not working in dual boot partition with Ubuntu.