Ubuntu Boot Manager Partition entry overwritten after Windows 8.1 patch update

I recently applied the latest Windows 8.1 patches. To my dismay, I found that the core Ubuntu 14.04 entries at boot time were missing and by default, the laptop always booted into Windows 8.1.

This meant that my Ubuntu EFI boot partition had been corrupted or taken over by Windows 8.1 patches that probably updated . . . → Read More: Ubuntu Boot Manager Partition entry overwritten after Windows 8.1 patch update

View EFI boot manager entries in Ubuntu

If you need to view the boot manager entries in Linux, open a terminal window and enter the command as below. $ sudo efibootmgr -v <enter>

Above command lists out all the boot partitions for EFI.

How to get back Ubuntu in Boot Menu after Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade with efibootmgr

If you are the an open source fanatic who has been sold a laptop with Windows 8 on it in India, you would have been reminded to upgrade to Windows 8.1 by Microsoft periodically. I was reminded 3 times. Each time I chose to ignore it. Finally, I decided to upgrade from Windows 8 to . . . → Read More: How to get back Ubuntu in Boot Menu after Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 upgrade with efibootmgr

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