New answers tagged boot-repair
Try booting from EFI file inside BIOS.
Download the boot-repair iso (613MB download) here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/ Burn this iso to a usb using a program called Rufus https://rufus.akeo.ie/ Use these settings: Reboot your computer and press an fkey such as f1, f2, f10, f11, f12 (depends on your computer model) in order to boot from your usb. Boot from your usb. ...
Boot-Repair allows to easily do the EFI renaming via the "Rename Windows EFI files" option, but that option is not enabled by default because it's a dirty hack and it is not reliable in all situations. Instead, it is safer to change the UEFI boot order, when possible, or have bcd call grub, which is what Boot-Repair suggests (see the 4 last lines of your ...
Can't believe: exactly the old dirty hack with manual renaming of EFI-files works. I wonder why Boot Repair didn't manage this.
you could try this: boot from a ubuntu installation live usb and then run boot-repair again and use this custom repair and it might work fine this way.
I got it work at Acer Aspire ES1-111-C827. Should be working on other devices, too. Probably the BIOS-entries are a bit different. All you have to do is to register the newly installed UEFI-file as trusted for executing in BIOS-security options. Before installation goto BIOS-Settings, make sure to have this: Security: set supervisor password; Boot - ...
It's hidden by default. Take a look at /etc/default/grub and change it as necessary. Reference.
I have an Acer that has the same problem. My solution is to "reboot" windows, rather than shutdown (which is really just a hybernate.) By rebooting (Which may trigger updates,) the system shuts down and you can select boot from the bios. You do have to catch it before it reboots. I rarely use windows so booting this way doesn't bother me at all. Unless, ...
I had this same problem ; found this trying to find the solution - leaving the solution that finally worked for me in case someone else has my problem - In your case, since gParted is freezing - could mean your HD finally gave up - IN MY CASE - it was a BIOS update - and the BIOS reset the boot HDD boot priorities to favor Windows - So a quick BIOS ...
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