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03-26-2013 08:01 AM
Recently got a HP Pavilion g6 2213sa which came with Windows 8 (spit!) and this disgusting UEFI BIOS replacement (double spit!).
Anyway, I need to dual boot Ubuntu on my system, so I installed Ubuntu. Normally, on a non UEFI system, a "Grub" bootloader installed by Linux would take over the startup process, and allow you to choose between either Windows 8 or Ubuntu on startup.
However, on this computer, startup is just booting straight to Windows 8 despite the fact that Ubuntu and Grub IS installed.
Now, upon startup, if I press F9, then I get to change the boot-device on a one-time basis. I can either select "OS Boot Manager", which loads Windows 8, or "Ubuntu" which loads the Grub bootloader which allows me to select Windows 8 or Ubuntu.
However, when I press F10 to enter the Bios Setup with the intention of changing the boot order permanently, the Ubuntu option isn't there. Instead it has OS Manager, USB Disk, CD Rom, USB CD Rom and Network Card.
Thanks, HP for, the crappily designed BIOS.
Anyway, can anyone PLEASE provide me a way of changing the boot order so that GRUB is loaded first and NOT this crap Windows 8 rubbish (that I would happily bin if I didn't need it for work).
03-26-2013 04:46 PM
Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.
Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.
07-30-2013 04:42 AM - edited 07-30-2013 04:46 AM
i have the same Problem
# efibootmgr -v
look for \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
then replace this file:
# cd /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/
# mv bootmgfw.efi bootmgfwB.efi
# cp ../../ubuntu/grubx64.efi bootmgfw.efi
u can still boot to windows, if u select the efi-File bootmgfwB.efi
u may need to disable secure boot