Originally running dual boot windows and Ubuntu through grub. PC now boots into Windows after performing a boot repair. Is it possible to reset grub as the bootloader using Windows cmd? I'm stuck doing it this way as Windows BSOD on startup. Already tried using Bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path /EFI..... Etc This does not affect startup I have noticed {bootmgr} device is partition=c: which looks problematic but receive an error when trying to change to partition = /dev/sda1 or similar. I am unable to look at (mount) the Ubuntu partitions from a windows environment so I can't check the files even exist at that path.

  • What was the full path you tried setting for bcdedit? Should be bcdedit /set '{bootmgr}' path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi or shimx64.efi if you have secure boot. Note the direction of the slashes: '\' not '/'. See newfreesoft.com/linux/… – lx07 Jun 12 at 9:58
  • Yes, the full path was as you have written. Now I tried with shimx64.efi still no result. Slashes was my fault, typing on phone. Thanks for the reference. – Droobasaur Jun 14 at 10:56
  • download linux repair disk, create a live usb and boot on to it. it will run a scan and fix boot issues, most of them . you can download it from sourceforge official website. – Siyavash vaez afshar Jun 19 at 15:04
  • I'm asking for a way to do it without access to another computer. I thought there must be commands in bios that help you change the boot settings. But as far as I can see, the only option is to choose between physical drives. – Droobasaur Jun 22 at 2:19

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