Ok I am completely lost =( Here have been my problems. Sorry if I am not too detailed, but I never expected it to be this difficult and I don't know a lot of the Linux jargon.
So I first tried the desktop installer and when I got to the installation type screen after reboot nothing would show on the partition table. Found out this doesn't work.
Tried the Live CD and it did the same thing.
Finally got the alternate CD and was able to get past that part and set up my 25GB partition to be used for Ubuntu. Then I hit another wall when I got to the Grub2 install portion. It asked me where to install to and I put in every example it gave me and every possible partition and it kept coming back with an error saying it either didn't exist or couldn't be installed to that.
I then continued the installation without Grub2 installed. I looked up how to manual boot and someone else did the same thing. It was suggested to use a Super Grub2 disc which I made after installation complete back in Windows. After booting up with the Grub2 disc I used the function to find any OS and it found Linux and I selected it.
This is my new error. "ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid does not exist" then it goes to some cmd prompt and I have no idea what to do there. When I go back into windows, which is where I am now, I can see that the partition is filled with a 18.5GB and a 6.0GB. These were made out of the 25GB partition I made for the install.
Any ideas what to do?