I am using Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit as my main OS on my HP laptop. I recently installed Phoenix-OS in dual-boot, but when I boot up my laptop the GRUB screen for OS selection is not showing. It boots into a purple screen which I believe is the GRUB menu, but there is nothing written on it or any options shown. This screen keeps showing for the exact amount of time I selected in GRUB customizer.

What can I do to get the proper GRUB menu?

Edited: So apparently, the grub decided to show up randomly when I click esc, but I can't do anything, the only key is esc, and I click it, "Minimal BASH-like editing is ......." show up with a kind of a terminal "grub>". Now how can I resolve my issue ?

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    May be best to see details, use ppa version with your live installer (2nd option) or any working install, not older Boot-Repair ISO: Please copy & paste link to the Boot-info summary report ( do not post report), the auto fix sometimes can create more issues. help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair – oldfred Jul 29 '19 at 3:37
  • So, I think that the grub menu is configured, all good, but I don't see the menu or anything written on the screen ( just the purple background) and I can't choose anything just by navigating using keyboard, my best shot here is to find some other way to boot into the other OS using terminal or something – Zyad Hakim Jul 30 '19 at 9:02
  • Boot Ubuntu USB live installer in live mode, add Boot-Repair and post link it gives for Summary Report. – oldfred Jul 30 '19 at 16:09
  • Tom Brossman, it's different because I have to repair GRUB from Ubuntu, not from Windows – Zyad Hakim Jul 31 '19 at 1:39
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    Possible duplicate of How to make grub menu appear instead grub minimal bash-like in booting? Note: First you may have to boot with Live USB. – WinEunuuchs2Unix Jul 31 '19 at 3:59

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