EasyBCD not detecting Ubuntu

ra1vi2

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I have Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 8 pre-installed in my system. I installed EasyBCD on windows 8 so that I can change the order of boot sequence.
Currently it shows Windows 8 on top , but I want Ubuntu on top and then window 8.

But when I open EasyBCD it does not detect ubuntu, it only shows windows 8. I have tried adding new entry but it didn't help. Please help.
 

Terry60

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OK If you are definitely seeing a W8 boot menu like either of these
http://cdn.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sshot179.png
http://asset3.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/09/13/Windows_8_dual-boot_menu_610x460.png
and both Windows and grub appear as options, but ubuntu doesn't show in EasyBCD, then you probably have EasyBCD looking in the wrong place.
Check EasyBCD > Tools > Options and make sure you haven't got something specified in the "automatically load...." field, which will force EasyBCD to use a BCD other than the "live" system BCD.
You can also use EasyBCD > File > "Load system BCD" to make sure you're looking at the one that's actually being used to boot the PC.
If however your menu looks like this
http://www.techotopia.com/images/3/37/Ubuntu_11_dual_boot_menu.jpg
then you're actually dual booting via grub, and you'll need to update the grub menu to edit the order.
 

Terry60

Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
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Best if you go to Ubuntu's own forum for that advice.
My own Linux experience is from many years ago and before grub2 took over from legacy grub.
There's a very comprehensive grub2 guide here
Grub 2 Basics
of which section 5 is relevant to you.
Note that although all the grub menu options are in grub.cfg, that is not what you alter.
That's a system file which can be modified at any time by Ubuntu patches, losing your updates.
You should use the /etc/ file mentioned.
That's for users, and grub will merge any changes you make into the /cfg/ file dynamically during boot.
 
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