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i have Ubuntu 11.10 installed with windows 8 on my Aspire one D257. It restarts with Windows, not with this one.

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Thanks to Neo Cambell for posting the hyperlink to

Thanks to Saman for the fix

I did the following and it worked

  1. Type the command:
    sudo nano /etc/default/grub

  2. Find GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”” and change it to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=”reboot=efi”

  3. Press Ctrl-O to save and then Ctrl-X to exit.

  4. Type the command:
    sudo update-grub

  5. Shutdown system.

  6. Reboot and then attempt restart.

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Finally,it worked!Phew!Thank you so much,all of you!(And also for the "Student"badge!) – dimitrakhs1 May 14 '12 at 19:52

I had the same problem and was able to solve it by compiling my own kernel ( 3.1.5 stable ) and creating a patch.

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Em,thanx,i'm typical user,can i do it as well,will you show me an(quite as possible)easy way?Have you noticed any bugs afterwards? – dimitrakhs1 Dec 26 '11 at 14:18
Welcome to AskUbuntu! As it stands, your answer may need a little more information in order for it to be useful. Maybe if you could describe the steps you took in detail, it would be much more useful for others. – RolandiXor Jan 31 '12 at 18:16

No need to compile or do anything hard. I was having the same problem and found the perfect answer here at How to fix Netbook restart issue with Linux (Ubuntu).

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – RolandiXor Jan 31 '12 at 18:15

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