I installed Ubuntu 16.04 alongside Windows 10. The installation got completed successfully and asked me to restart the pc. Upon restarting, I am being directed directly to Windows, and not getting the grub screen.

Here is what the boot priority of my device looks like. Even if I go to the BIOS menu and manually select Ubuntu, it still goes to Windows 10.

Based on this answer, I tried boot-repair and performed a Recommended Repair. Here is the pastebin for the same: http://paste.ubuntu.com/p/RhWftPQFcM/ . Unfortunately, the issue still persists.

Any help on this matter will be highly appreciated. Thank you!


You can try to set grub as the standard boot option from Windows:

  1. Open a CMD-prompt as Administrator
  2. type bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi and hit Enter
  3. reboot You should now get the Grub menu. To modify how grub behaves I would recommend using boot-repair and its advances options.
  • Hi, thanks for the reply! I tried it and unfortunately, there is no difference - still no grub screen, and goes straight to windows. At this point, I am beginning to get skeptical if my ubuntu installation is alright. Although there was no error message while installation and everything seemed fine, is there a way I could check the installation itself? Thanks again for your time! – Riya Jain Dec 19 '20 at 11:13
  • Did you install Windows first and then Ubuntu or the other way around? – totalynotanoob Dec 19 '20 at 12:15
  • I had windows 10 pre-installed and later installed Ubuntu 16.04 through a bootable usb. – Riya Jain Dec 19 '20 at 13:29
  • Did you follow a guide? If so could you ad a link to you original question. The partitioning in the pastebin seem a bit weird to me but I never used 16.04 so that might be fine. Also is there a specific reason you are using such an old version? please be aware that it will become unsupported quiet soon (April 30, 2021). – totalynotanoob Dec 19 '20 at 13:41

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