I am new to linux, tried reading other post cannot find similar situation, thank you for you help and patience in advance.

I've set up a dual-boot system with Windows 11 and Kubuntu, each installed on a separate disk.(as in image)

I installed the bootloader on the EFI system file of Linux, which has a size of 977 MB. Furthermore, I created partitions for swap, root, and opt.

Disk 1 is linux:


Initially, GRUB loaded without any issues. However, I encountered ACPI issues and made some adjustments to the GRUB settings. Specifically, I added the following lines:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quite splash processor.max_cstate=5 rcu_nocbs=0-11"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="noacpi nomodeset"

These modifications allowed the system to reboot successfully. However, after some recent updates, GRUB is not visible.

Today after automatic memory test, the laptop automatically booted into Windows. I checked the BIOS settings, but there was no sign of the Linux option, and GRUB did not appear either, although the partitions remained visible.

What can I do to make the grub and other option visible again.

  • ‘ However, after some recent updates, GRUB is not visible.’ - sounds like that’s the critical bit of information we need - what updates do you mean?
    – Will
    May 11 at 5:26
  • Don't know about updates there were approx 116, updated them all, last thing remembered is using some command to repair packages as one of the package is showing error.
    – asper
    May 11 at 15:39

2 Answers 2


It's possible that the recent updates have overwritten the GRUB bootloader configuration or the Windows update may have changed the boot order in the BIOS. Here are some steps you can try to restore GRUB and make it the default bootloader:

Boot into Kubuntu using a live USB Open a terminal and run the following command to install the boot-repair tool:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt update
sudo apt install -y boot-repair

Launch the Boot-Repair tool by running the following command:

sudo boot-repair

Click on the "Recommended repair" option and let the tool do its job. It should reinstall GRUB and set it as the default bootloader. Once the repair is finished, reboot the system and check if GRUB is visible.

  • It is showing that the nvme is locked, I will try to reinstall the whole linux part again, should I keep in mind something this time
    – asper
    May 11 at 14:21
  • Some info on frozrnen/locked drives: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2317805
    – oldfred
    May 11 at 19:29

This is strange behaviour for an EFI installation.

Windows generally only puts itself to the front on fresh installations, or when explicitly asked to. It might have happened as part of a feature upgrade, but Microsoft are usually more careful than that.

If this is an EFI installation, this can be repaired either with the Setup Tool, from Windows, or from Linux (which you can reach by using the Boot Menu).

This article explains how to reach the Setup Tool from Windows, or how to adjust the boot order from there.

You can also (usually) press a button at startup to go into the Setup Tool or open the Boot Menu. Which button depends on your mainboard manufacturer, it is usually F8 for the Boot Menu, and either the Delete key or F2 for the Setup Tool, but I've also seen F12 and a few others used. If you have a boot logo shown as the first thing, pressing the Escape key will usually give you a screen that explains what keys work. All of this is nonstandard and requires timing, so I recommend the approach of going through Windows for simplicity.

  • There is no ubuntu option in bios, only windows option, grub is not comming up, bios setup also only shows windows option.
    – asper
    May 11 at 15:37

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