Error message is

Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

I then get to a grub menu with four options: Try Ubuntu without installing, Install Ubuntu, OEM install, Check disc for defects.

I have done the try ubuntu method, and the livecd ubuntu seems to work as normal.

I am just worried about whether or not this would have implications for an EFI (UEFI) install, as the Ubuntu UEFI Guide seems to suggest that I would need to install in EFI mode, as my Windows 8 is installed as EFI (and I will be dual booting).


Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14

Doesnot cause any problems.After installing ubuntu try to turn off secureboot.


Try to install Ubuntu in EFI mode.


  • To clarify: Don't panic when seeing Could not open "\EFI\BOOT\fallback.efi": 14, just wait a couple of seconds and the GRUB bootloader menu should show up. – qff May 11 '15 at 9:32

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