I'm new to linux and tried yesterday to install my first ubuntu as a dual boot with the already existing windows 10. However, I ran into some problems. After installing ubuntu windows automatically started, without giving me a dual boot option. The windows screen was messed up (showing 2 flattened windows screens on my screen) as if it was using the screen sizes from ubuntu in my windows installation. Then I tried starting ubuntu via a flash drive, using the 'try ubuntu' option, that worked, so I ran a boot-repair. Now ubuntu starts automatically, without giving me the option to start windows.
What I already tried:
- Before I installed ubuntu I made sure secure boot and fast boot were disabled
- I made sure that all boot-options in bios were set to legacy mode before installing ubuntu since my windows seems to be in legacy mode, see below (this after trying to install it without doing so previously which also gave similar problems)
- I made sure CSM was enabled in my bios
- I tried looking for ways to change the boot order, but only one bootable device is listed
- I tried installing ubuntu as UEFI, that made my pc boot nothing at all, just gave an error (though this might have had something to do with me installing it as Ext2?) and I had to reinstall windows and start over
What I know:
- Windows appears (and already appeared beforehand) to run in legacy mode. I assume this because the ubuntu installer said that I had a system in legacy mode (and therefore I installed ubuntu in legacy mode as well). Also when I go into BIOS it talks about bios options and such, I imagine if I was using (u)efi it wouldn't talk about bios. EDIT: I have to correct this a little, the title of my BIOS is 'UEFI dual BIOS'
- My windows version is windows 10 education 32/64 bit
- I can access the windows 10 drive from ubuntu and see the files in the windows partition
- file system for ubuntu partition is Ext4
I spent a day and a half almost fulltime trying to fix this. I googled as much as I could and tried all the advice I found that reasonably made sense and I'm not one step closer to fixing the problem (except that I know which solutions don't work I guess :P). I could use your help! If any more information is needed, please let me know.
Edit: corrected some information about my bios type, see the edit in the what I know section above
Edit2: the boot repair pastebin as requested: http://paste2.org/V8DcV65J
Edit3: Tried something new, since I was at some point able to boot into windows I thought my problem might be similar to that of this guy: Can boot to Ubuntu, or Windows, but not both Turns out that was wrong :P To turn on secure boot I had to disable CSM, which made it unable for me to start either windows or ubuntu I just loaded straight into bios on startup (regardless of whether I enabled secureboot or not). Also the solution that worked for him is entirely unable for me (I don't see the checkbox)
Also worth noting, I do load into grub on startup (when CSM is enabled, of course) it just only allows me to choose between ubuntu, advanced options for ubuntu and system setup. I also tried pressing f12 on startup (loads you into boot-options) but there I have the problem where it only gives me my harddrive, so one option, to load into, and not the two partitions.
edit4: it may be nothing, but in grub, when I choose the system setup option it says: error: can't find command fwsetup.