I just installed EasyBCD for my dual boot laptop (Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04). Everything works great, however if I choose the Ubuntu option on loading, the next screen it takes me to is GRUB2 with the options of Windows and Ubuntu. How do I bypass that screen so that it bypasses the Linux bootloader and goes right into Ubuntu

When I edited the grub file as suggested and run a sudo update grub this is what I get:

Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-27-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-27-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-24-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic
Found Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda3

When I restart it, the grub still appears as the same.

  • How about and just remove EasyBCD... you don't need it. – Braiam Jul 1 '14 at 22:03
  • Because the grub2 is not loading to windows properly. Every attempt I made at fixing the grub has not resolved the issue i was experiencing. When I installed EasyBCD, it gave better results. – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 22:05
  • And I dont even know why this is being down voted in the first place. – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 22:07

Try changing the values that are in etc/default/grub to look like these:

GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`

Then run sudo update-grub.

  • That didnt work – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 20:40

I don't think there's a way of bypassing GRUB2 (or any other Linux bootloader) via EasyBCD. Most probably EasyBCD is not a universal bootloader and it works by chain loading into GRUB2.

Your best bet is to try and make GRUB2 timeout on the Ubuntu entry immediately as Jonyburd's answer is suggesting. I believe you should look into why it failed.

  • How can i find out why it failed? – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 21:52
  • @ryekayo The first place to look would be /boot/grub/grub.cfg which is created by update-grub. You need to make sure that the Ubuntu entry has set timeout 0 as expected. – Joseph R. Jul 1 '14 at 21:56
  • I see two blocks of code as to where to set timeout I will add that to my question. – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 21:58
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    @ryekayo You should not edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg by hand. Any edits you make will be silently clobbered the next time you run update-grub or update the GRUB2 package (which causes update-grub to be run). Restrict your edits to /etc/default/grub and files in /etc/grub.d – Joseph R. Jul 1 '14 at 21:59
  • Ok then how do i set the timeout as mentioned – ryekayo Jul 1 '14 at 22:01

For anyone running in a similar problem, where setting GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 didn't help:

In my case the grub os-prober had overwritten the GRUB_TIMEOUT to 10, whatever value I might have set in /etc/default/grub.

If you don't need the other OS entries in grub (because you have two chained bootloaders as here or your BIOS already has kind of a boot menu) disabling the os-prober in /etc/default/grub might help:


If you need these entries though, you probably have to edit /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober

See: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Setup#Specific_Entries

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