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adrianhouse78:
Hi,

Newb here, loving Linux Lite but can't figure out how to get my computer to boot it on turning it on. I did the dual install of Linux Lite and windows, and at one point I think I chose to have Windows 10 give me a choice which OS to use when I turn the computer on, but it doesn't do that. Instead it just goes straight into Windows again.

So the only way I can use Linux Lite is by going (in Windows) Settings > Recovery > advanced Restart > Restart from USB etc and then I select Ubuntu, and it restarts and boots Linux instead of Windows. Not what I want to be doing every time obviously!

If anyone can help me, I'd much appreciate it.

Another question, unrelated, is can I get access to all my files in Windows from Linux Lite? I.e. documents, pictures, etc. Or do I need to download them from the cloud? Thanks again.

Adrian

trinidad:
What version of Windows 7,10 or 11?
UEFI or legacy install?

You probably just need to unhide grub, comment out # the GRUB_HIDDEN lines in /etc/default/grub, save the file, and then update grub. You can also lengthen the timeout in grub so the grub screen stays up longer, and you can choose which operating system boots up first though its best if you are using Windows and allowing Windows updates to leave it set to boot Windows first.

You can mount Windows partitions from Linux and access Windows files from Linux Lite but not vice versa. Windows explorer does not recognize ext4 file systems. *You don't sound ready for powershell so I'm not going to explain it.

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firenice03:

@adrianhouse78

You may also be able to go into BIOS in the UEFI section possibly but look for booting/order..
You can usually set the default - set to LL/Ubuntu...



adrianhouse78:
Hi, trinidad, thanks for the reply. So I'm very new obviously. It is UEFI, version is Windows 10 version 10.0.19042 Build 19042

Did you mean to type that into the command prompt? And in Linux Lite is that called "terminal emulator"? Anyways, I did that, and it asked for my password but it wouldn't let me type anything. I clicked on the white box but nothing. Screenshot attached, help appreciated. Thanks. *well the forum won't let me attach the screenshot as it's png.*

I don't quite understand the second part of your response re. mounting Windows partitions from Linux. Is there an easy way to access my files in Windows from Linux? If not I'll just DL them from Dropbox.

Thanks
Adrian

adrianhouse78:

--- Quote from: firenice03 on October 27, 2021, 08:04:09 PM ---
@adrianhouse78

You may also be able to go into BIOS in the UEFI section possibly but look for booting/order..
You can usually set the default - set to LL/Ubuntu...

--- End quote ---

Hi thanks for this. Can you explain a little further please? Do I do this in Windows? And what exactly do I need to do? Thanks so much.
Adrian

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