I got a new laptop the other day and I've been trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu 20.04.1 alongside the preinstalled Windows 10.

I made a live USB stick using etcher and shrunk my C drive to make space for the Ubuntu installation.

I booted into the live USB stick and did a default "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows" installation. It seems to go completely smoothly and I reboot.

This is where the trouble begins. The computer reboots straight into Windows, completely missing GRUB. This seems ok because I can just change the boot order. I do so and again it boots straight into Windows. I even tried running GRUB by selecting Ubuntu in the boot options and this gave me "The selected boot device failed."

I've tried reflashing my USB stick with a new download of the Ubuntu ISO file and then reinstalling Ubuntu but I've been getting the same result.

I even tried using boot-repair from the USB stick and this doesn't even show the "recommended repair" button.

Here are the details: Machine: HP Pavilion Boot mode: UEFI (both Windows and Ubuntu) Installing: Ubuntu 20.04.1

SSD partitions: /dev/nvme0n1p1 EFI System /dev/nvme0n1p2 Microsoft Reserved /dev/nvme0n1p3 Windows /dev/nvme0n1p4 Windows recovery environment /dev/nvme0n1p5 Linux filesystem

Edit: Here's the pastebin for the boot-repair summary report: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/Kzm8vhjsc4/

  • HP's are not particularly dual boot friendly. Some with HP have said updating UEFI & SSD firmware & then only using UEFI to change boot order works. Most systems let you use efibootmgr to change boot order & efibootmgr is what grub uses to change boot order to make grub/Ubuntu first in boot order.
    – oldfred
    Dec 4, 2020 at 22:24
  • The issue I think I have is less to do with the boot order and more to do with the actual installation because not even boot-repair run from a live USB stick can access it.
    – dani3l_5
    Dec 5, 2020 at 0:05
  • Then post link from Boot-Repair's Summary Report above in your question, so we can see details.
    – oldfred
    Dec 5, 2020 at 4:02
  • I've done just that
    – dani3l_5
    Dec 5, 2020 at 10:52
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    It is trying to show it as RAID, but probably is UEFI setting for Intel RST. discourse.ubuntu.com/t/… & superuser.com/questions/1280141/… Also make sure Windows fast startup is off. askubuntu.com/questions/843153/… & askubuntu.com/questions/145902/… & help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI
    – oldfred
    Dec 5, 2020 at 14:36

1 Answer 1


Oldfred has provided an answer using the boot-repair summary. My computer was using Intel RST and RAID which meant that Ubuntu could not boot. I turned this off and Ubuntu loads just fine.

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    I was having issues installing ubuntu on my lenovo ideapad yesterday and it had the same issues due to Intel RST. I just turned it off from BIOS and yeah installation went perfectly after that.
    – john400
    Dec 5, 2020 at 16:40

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