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I recently dual booted Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04, both UEFI. When I boot, I get directly to Windows 8, without any prompt or boot menu/grub menu. To access Ubuntu, I have to go to boot options by pressing F-12 while booting. How do I get the boot menu?

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This might be a problem of broken grub. Grub is basically a boot loader. In other words it is the screen that comes up with options to start Windows or Ubuntu. I had a very similar problem. In my case I had dual booted Mint and Ubuntu. To fix the grub, check this.

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  • Yup! I got the grub menu alright, but now there is a new problem. I have 5 options, namely: 'Ubuntu', 'Advanced Options for Ubuntu', 'Windows UEFI bkpbootmgfw.efi', 'Windows boot UEFI loader' and 'System Setup'. Now, when I hit enter for Ubuntu, its all right, but when I go for Windows Boot EFI loader, the system goes for a restart. Why is it so?
    – Ranveer
    Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 14:39
  • See if this helps. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 15:22
  • Check this official Ubuntu help page. It closely relates to your problem. Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 15:28

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