I have a lenovo laptop with Windows 10. Some time later I installed Ubuntu on this laptop and could choose whether I wanted to use Windows or Ubuntu from GRUB. Today something strange happened, I turned on my PC as usual, but instead of GRUB menu I saw Lenovo Boot Manager with options Windows, Ubuntu and HDD, all of them sent me back to this Boot Manager.

I went to BIOS and set all settings to default. After that Lenovo finally loaded, but I don't have GRUB, Windows is just loaded like Ubuntu was't installed at all.

How can I restore GRUB or at least delete it together with Ubuntu to reinstall them later?

  • You have UEFI, not BIOS. By resetting it probably selected Windows again. Please check whether or not you can select Ubuntu as that will give the Grub menu. – GabrielaGarcia May 2 at 14:01

Here is a good step by step for installing/repairing GRUB: https://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-repair-restore-reinstall-grub-2-with-a-ubuntu-live-cd

Note that you'll need a live CD and you'll need to know which partition Ubuntu is installed on (you can find this out using gparted from the live CD).

Here is a brief summary of the steps that are described at length in the link above (note - replace sdXY with your Ubuntu partition):

# mount the Ubuntu partitions
sudo mount /dev/sdXY /mnt

# mount the directories that GRUB needs
sudo mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
sudo mount --bind /dev/pts /mnt/dev/pts
sudo mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
sudo mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys

# make Ubuntu the root partition
sudo chroot /mnt

# now install grub (note that this time use the device name, not the partition name
grub-install /dev/sdX
grub-install --recheck /dev/sdX

# Done! Now just the clean up and then reboot...
sudo umount /mnt/sys
sudo umount /mnt/proc
sudo umount /mnt/dev/pts
sudo umount /mnt/dev
sudo umount /mnt

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