Unable to see the Dual Boot Context Menu on Startup

  1.    15 Nov 2016 #1

    Unable to see the Dual Boot Context Menu on Startup

    I don't like typing everything twice and I know how you forum users love your documentation (me too )
    So, check this out and tell me what you guys think?

    uefi - Unable to boot into fresh Dual-Booted Ubuntu installation - Ask Ubuntu

    Everything is there in that forum thread.. whew. Done. The same as that thread says, if you require any more information, don't hesitate to let me know. I'm a little more savvy (just a little) than your average newbie so be respectful please.

    Again, please refer to that link for all of my system specs and other relevant information. They coudn't help me over there and referred me here..

    Any and all feedback is appreciated! Thank you all in advance!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    16 Nov 2016 #2


    If you enter the BIOS, in the boot/UEFI section, do you have any option to select Ubuntu instead of Windows?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    16 Nov 2016 #3

    cottonball said: View Post

    If you enter the BIOS, in the boot/UEFI section, do you have any option to select Ubuntu instead of Windows?
    I am indeed able highlight it. There aren't choices other than highlighting it in the bios. I can see it though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    16 Nov 2016 #4


    To just be able to highlight the option does not seem right.

    Just throwing some thoughts at you, haven't dealt with Linux for a very long time. Have you tried changing the boot flag from the Windows loader to the GRUB partition?

    Also, take a look at the Tutorial that follows. There may be an option there that brings Ubuntu back to the Dual Boot menu:

    Operating System to Run at Startup - Choose Default in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This is out of the W10 league, but you may want to take a look:
    Boot-Repair - Community Help Wiki
    Boot-Repair is a simple tool to repair frequent boot issues you may encounter in Ubuntu like when you can't boot Ubuntu after installing Windows or another Linux distribution, or when you can't boot Windows after installing Ubuntu, or when GRUB is not displayed anymore, some upgrade breaks GRUB, etc.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    16 Nov 2016 #5

    Here is another find:

    How To Get Ubuntu To Boot Before Windows


    When you installed Ubuntu, did you let the installation partition manager reduce the Windows partition?
    This has a different twist, look at the Manual Way:
    Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows Ubuntu

    (Although it is for Windows 8, you may be able to do the same in W10.
    Last edited by cottonball; 16 Nov 2016 at 19:45.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Solved graphical style dual boot menu in Installation and Upgrade
Hi , I have a dual boot system ( windows 10 (1st default), windows 8.1 (2nd)) . The dual boot menu in windows 10 is graphical style but in windows 8.1 is classic , black-white line style . How can fix it , in order to have graphical mode both ? i...
Hello and thanks in advance for any help, first of all, I installed an SSD a couple months ago and cloned everything to it from my HDD. It all went beautifully. Windows booted off from SSD and all was good. Now yesterday, I did a clean boot...
Solved No dual boot menu at all?! in Installation and Upgrade
Hello, ] I recently (clean) installed Windows 10 on a new SSD. Windows 7 resides on my first drive. 1) I first set the USB to boot from; 2) Began to install Windows 10; 3) First snare: upon first reboot, after removing the USB, the system...
Dual boot startup takes long time in Performance & Maintenance
Started with a dual boot Windows 7 pro / XP HP Elite 8300. Upgraded Windows 7 to 10 and now it seems to take forever for the boot menu to show up. I can hit restart, it shuts down then just sits there doing nothing for several minutes. No hard drive...
Solved No boot menu on dual boot WIn8.1↔10 in Installation and Upgrade
HIYAS I have installed Win10 on secondary partition while keeping Windows 8.1 as primary. Everything went fine, after few reboots Win 10 was ready to use. After setting up things I rebooted, In boot manager I have two entries - Windows 10 as...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:32.
Find Us