I have a laptop dual booted with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13. When the computer boots, it goes straight to windows. The only way I can get to grub is to reboot windows into advanced boot mode with
shutdown /r /o /t 0.
This first happened after the windows 8.1 preview install failed. I had to do a system refresh to get windows working again. It was the same, but after running boot-repair, it worked fine. I don't know what caused the issue this time. However, running boot-repair doesn't work. Also this time, it gives me this message:
The boot files of [The OS now in use - Ubuntu 13.04] are far from the start of the disk. Your BIOS may not detect them. You may want to retry after creating a /boot partition (EXT4, >200MB, start of the disk). This can be performed via tools such as gParted. Then select this partition via the [Separate /boot partition:] option of [Boot Repair]. (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootPartition)
I don't know how to make this partition or how it will affect my system. The windows partition is first. I don't know if this partition existed but windows deleted it, or if it never existed and something else has changed.
My partitions on my single hard drive are
- /dev/sda1 FAT32 300 MiB SYSTEM
- /dev/sda2 ntfs 600 MiB RECOVERY //The windows recovery partition, I think
- /dev/sda3 unknown 128 MiB
- /dev/sda4 ntfs 137.37 GiB OS //The windows partition
- /dev/sda6 ext4 135.83 GiB //The linux partition
- /dev/sda7 linux-swap 3.89 GiB
- /dev/sda5 ntfs 10.4 GiB Restore
Thank you in advance. if you need more information, please ask.