after installing Ubuntu 14.04 windows boot loader is not opening ... when i turn on my laptop it boot directly ubuntu . There is no option to boot windows boot loader. I didnot delete or format any partition when i installed ubuntu. I cannot mount the windows partition on ubuntu either. What can I do now ?

  • First of all tell us what type of installation did you use? UEFI or BIOS mode, both for Windows and Ubuntu. Second - maybe you'll be able to load windows through F8 boot menu. – Dima Karpenko Jan 28 '16 at 10:25
  • 1
    did you try grub repair? help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair – Edward Torvalds Jan 28 '16 at 10:31
  • This would be your first stop ^^^ – DnrDevil Jan 28 '16 at 10:43

If you can not see the menu of GRUB on start up, you've to type the shift button of your keyboard when you're turning on you laptop

If you to fix it you've to edit /etc/default/grub file in sudo mode and modify the following line like this :


Don't forget to update your grub with this command:

sudo update-grub
| improve this answer | |
  • can u provide the command of editing grub file – Fahim Ahmed Jan 28 '16 at 10:39
  • Why are we editing the grub file this is not the best idea – DnrDevil Jan 28 '16 at 10:43
  • then how can i boot windows ? I need to load windows boot loader – Fahim Ahmed Jan 28 '16 at 10:49
  • I have a solution – user495867 Jan 28 '16 at 10:49
  • here is the link askubuntu.com/questions/725290/… – user495867 Jan 28 '16 at 10:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.