I have a duel boot pc which runs Linux and Windows 7. I not sure if this is Windows or Linux fault but the GRUB (linux bootloader) give me option to either boot to Linux or to WIndows 8 which isn't right. However if I select Windows 8 it will boot to Windows 7 correctly.

I did used to have windows 8 on my pc last year as a duel boot to Windows 7 (no linux was on the pc) but I have wiped it but it seems that there is still bit of windows 8 bootloader code lying somewhere around. I have tried bootrec many times but it doesn't change the name. I did try wipe GRUB again and install it but it still saying Windows 8.

Please could anyone help? :) Thanks

  • If you download Grub Editor from the Software Centre you can then edit the text to reflect the correct OS – SimplySimon Jul 14 '13 at 10:28

2 ways you can accomplish that:

Use Grub Customizer. Its a GUI that allows you control over GRUB2 settings and menuentries. To install Grub Customizer, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adabbas/1stppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grub-customizer

Or you can do it manually by editing the grub.cfg file, located at /boot/grub/grub.cfg.

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