I have a dual boot between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 19.04. They are on separate SSDs with the boot info installed on the Ubuntu SSD

I have noticed that whenever I start or restart my computer from the Ubuntu side I am presented with the Grub terminal. I simply type in exit and then I am presented the menu and I can boot in to Windows or Ubuntu properly.

When I am in Windows and I hit restart , I get the grub menu straight away.

Its a minor annoyance getting that terminal but is there a way to fix it or should I just leave it alone ?

Image of terminal at Boot

Edit - Output from cat /etc/default/grub

here is the output of cat /etc/default/grub

~$ cat /etc/default/grub
# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update

# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:

#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'



GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`



# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs

# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that 

# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)


# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)


# The resolution used on graphical terminal

# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via 

# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'


# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to 


# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries


# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start

#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"
  • You say " I start or restart my computer from the Ubuntu side". I understand "restart my computer from the Ubuntu side" but how can you start your computer from the Ubuntu side? Also please edit and paste the output of cat /etc/default/grub. – Vijay Apr 21 '19 at 14:24
  • Already asked here: askubuntu.com/questions/1135432/… – DK Bose Apr 21 '19 at 14:24
  • sorry Vijay here is what I mean :- when I shut down the computer from Ubuntu and then start it again, rather than a restart – ubuntububuntu Apr 21 '19 at 14:31
  • @Vijay output of grub updated – ubuntububuntu Apr 21 '19 at 14:40

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