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I am getting no screen for selection of which OS to boot. I installed windows 8 over Ubuntu 13.10.

In Boot-Repair i selected Recommended repair but later the repair failed and it gave me this URL directing to the problem: http://paste.ubuntu.com/7244788/.

Can anyone study my problem at above URL and help me out?

Thank you!


The computer directly boots to Windows 8

  • Did you able to boot any one of the OS's? – Avinash Raj Apr 13 '14 at 14:52
  • The computer directly boots to Windows 8 – user268510 Apr 13 '14 at 14:54
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Per your GRUB paste, you installed GRUB on /dev/sdb1 which seems to be a removable drive. GRUB further detects that /dev/sda3 which is your hard disk has some metadata in windows cache which happens when windows is in hibernate/sleep. So, In order to be able to see the boot selection screen, shutdown the computer from windows and then manually start it.

  • This worked!!! Thank you for your reply. Though the second time it directly booted to Ubuntu. After shutting down Ubuntu, the next time I tried it worked! – user268510 Apr 13 '14 at 15:05

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