[solved by dumping Ubuntu] Help me get back my spontaneously disappeared Ubuntu

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  1. shredder

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    Woke up this morning to my computer booting into Windows 10.

    It shouldn't. Where's GRUB gone?

    We all know that Windows can screw Grub, on a dual boot system. The thing is, I haven't booted into Windows for over a week, and in the meantime have booted exclusively into Ubuntu every day since, and shut down again at the end of the day.

    I haven't installed any new software besides the usual "sudo apt dist-upgrade" stuff.

    What do you guys reckon happened?

    Would I be paranoid to be looking into this sort of thing?

    https://www.csoonline.com/article/3568362/linux-grub2-bootloader-flaw-breaks-secure-boot-on-most-computers-and-servers.html

    It's pretty annoying. Up there with the most annoying things Windows ever did.

    Don't worry folks! Up and running with Mint. Bye Ubuntu, thanks for the good years.
     
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    So what EFI bootloader IS getting loaded?
     
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    BIOS says Windows Boot Manager. There's no Ubuntu option any more.

    Ubuntu and Windows are on different partitions of the same disk. Windows is going perfectly, so I assume the disk (SSD) is physically fine.

    At a bit of a loss as to what occurred, as a normal day for the machine is pretty much just: turn the machine on, it boots into Ubuntu by default, play some podcasts and use the browser, do a standard update at some stage, and shut down the machine normally at the end of the day.

    It's just that this morning, instead of Ubuntu, it's now "boot into Windows by default, and Ubuntu bootability is gone". Despite not having used Windows at all for quite some days.

    It would be interesting to know if there's a technical way to get to the bottom of exactly what changed and why.

    Don't worry folks! Up and running with Mint. Bye Ubuntu, thanks for the good years.
     
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    I think it's just time to move on from Ubuntu. "It's a sign!"
     
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    Don't worry folks! Up and running with Mint. Bye Ubuntu, thanks for the good years.
     
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    Mint is upstream from Ubuntu not Debian.
     
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    Good enough. It's a change, an upgrade, and a refresh. Only an hour into using Mint and it's "better". I've stagnated on vanilla Ubuntu the past couple of years while it went nowhere for me except downhill.
     
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    if you are on Mint 20 they have dropped snapd which is a good thing,
    https://itsubuntu.com/linux-mint-20-dropped-ubuntus-snap/
     
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    https://www.drbill.tv/2020/06/16/linux-mint-20-will-drop-the-ubuntu-snap-store/
     
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    how is Mint upstream from Ubuntu, but also derived from Ubuntu (well, Kubuntu)?
     
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    https://linuxmint-troubleshooting-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/where.html
     
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    Which means it is downstream from Ubuntu. To put it another way, Ubuntu is upstream from Mint.

    You shouldn't cross the streams.
     
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    Some social distancing at the urinal would help.
     
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    yeah yeah I got up and down back to front, Mint is based on Ubuntu
     
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