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I am experiencing difficulties to dual boot y HP laptop. I have installed Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 by allocating free memory to Ubuntu. Now I cannot boot to Ubuntu. Upon startup, Ubuntu is unable to boot and i am straight away booted into Windows 8. I tried EasyBCD, but it did not work. I have also tried Boot Repair and got the following result: Please help as i am unable to boot to ubuntu. I have a genuine windows 8, so want to enjoy Ubuntu alongside Windows.

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Make sure that you have disabled the Secure Boot feature of UEFI. This page describes how to do it:

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line 557 of the Boot-Info indicates that SecureBoot is disabled. – LovinBuntu Aug 20 '13 at 20:08

I understand that the GRUB menu does not appear, and Windows directly boots. This may be due to a buggy firmware.


  1. Run Boot-Repair --> Advanced Options --> tick Backup and rename Windows EFI files --> Apply
  2. Reboot, the GRUB menu should appear, and let you choose between Ubuntu and Windows.
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