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so i installed ubuntu 14.04 on a windows 8 pre-installed hp laptop.

the problem is when i boot the computer it takes me straight to windows and NO grub is shown.

i tried following this: http://askubuntu.com/a/358524/59618 and used boot-repair which threw this error http://paste.ubuntu.com/7295325/

i am completely lost with this eufi stuff, can someone help me with an easy solution to have grub working on this laptop where i can choose Ubuntu or windows 8?

PS: i cant seem to get this working on my hp. i disabled fast startup and secure boot and ran bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi and still no Grub :(

the solution that this question was marked as duplicate is not working for me

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marked as duplicate by Rod Smith, Radu Rădeanu, Eric Carvalho, BuZZ-dEE, Avinash Raj Apr 23 '14 at 1:35

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Wipe Windows 8, install Ubuntu. Profit. –  Cody Apr 20 '14 at 23:51
@cxdy this is not a solution for me because its not my computer and i am trying to convince someone to start using ubuntu –  psychok7 Apr 20 '14 at 23:52
It was a joke. But if you want to convince them to use Ubuntu, why not just set up a VM on their computer for them and let them get a feel for it? –  Cody Apr 20 '14 at 23:54
i want to setup dual boot because they are going to start using it (slowly). deleting windows is not an option –  psychok7 Apr 20 '14 at 23:56
Ah, makes sense. Take a look at these: makeuseof.com/tag/… and everydaylinuxuser.com/2013/09/… –  Cody Apr 20 '14 at 23:59

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Had same problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04 to dual boot with Windows XP. Solved by going into Bios and making boot drive the Ubuntu drive. A restart brought up the grub 2 screen with options for Ubuntu and XP. I've been using this method and so far no problems with either choice.

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im not sure this is the same problem i have.. do you have uefi? do you boot your computer always with a usb pen drive do be able to see grub? –  psychok7 Apr 21 '14 at 12:09
A Windows XP computer is almost certainly BIOS-based, and so such a solution will not apply to the question at hand. –  Rod Smith Apr 21 '14 at 22:47

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