I have an SSD and an HDD. I've created separate partitions for Linux on the HDD (SWAP,boot and the storage), but I installed it on the the SSD on "Device for boot loader installation". I want to know what happened and skip the Linux Mint boot menu if it's not mandatory. Have I done something wrong in the installation? enter image description here


You did it right. GRUB2, the aforementioned Linux Boot Loader, has Mint set to appear first, above Windows Boot Manager. It's the design of the program.

GRUB2 has many features, and you can edit GRUB2 to make Windows Boot Manager appear first. That editing is a non-trivial process, as you will see when you read the last previous web link.

First, in the current GRUB2 menu, note the items which apear, and the line they are on.

In a terminal window, execute (you can substitute any text editor for nano, FYI)

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

and find the line with


GRUB2 starts counting from 0. you see. In the editor, replace 0 with the number of the line Windows Boot Manager is on (starting with 0 at the top) and save the file, then exit. Execute

sudo update-grub

which tells GRUB2 to accept the changes. The next time you reboot, Windows Boot Manager will be at the top of the GRUB2 list.

This does not alter the installation nor which drive you installed Linux to.

  • So is Linux installed on my SSD or HDD partition now? – Răzvan Afloarei Feb 2 '19 at 9:27
  • Added to answer – K7AAY Feb 3 '19 at 14:43

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