I bought a new HP notebook with pre-installed Win 8.1. I am trying to dual boot it with Ubuntu 14.04. I have followed the usual steps, and installed Ubuntu on my system. However, when I boot the system it goes to Win 8 and does not dual boot. I was able to access ubuntu in the legacy mode, but had to manually intervene the boot process. To change the legacy mode I ran boot-repair, as advised on the forum here, with the recommended settings. This is the before and after bootinfo.
Now, when I try to boot into Ubuntu from the HDD it goes into grub rescue mode with the error '/boot/grub/ i386-pc/normal.mod not found. Which I suppose is bound to happen since grub-pc was replaced to grub-efi in the boot repair. The problem is that even after the boot repair the system boots into OS manager which by default boots Win 8. I read here Dual boot Win 8 / Ubuntu loads only Win
that HP notebooks might be hard-coded to boot only Win 8. Since I am new to linux I'm unable to figure out what to do next and how to work around this problem. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.