Hello Ubuntu Community
I am posting to inform you all of a recent experience I had with you ubunu IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW WINDOWS 8 COMPUTER YOU MAY WANT TO READ THIS!
I tried installing Ubuntu to boot along side Win 8, the booting failed so I looked into it. It turns out the normal installation is not compatible with UEFI systems but there is a page ubuntu provides that have instructions on how to install ubuntu on UEFI computers. It tells how to use the "boot repair" to fix the issue, so that's what I did."
This prevented Windows from booting anymore and windows repair tool failed to fix the problem, HPs factory restoration failed and eventually became inaccessible! Lucky for me HP offers repair disks that they are mailing me to fix my computer but otherwise ubuntu ruined it pretty good! The boot repair gave me this URL for further details
I post this because I wanted people to know Ubuntu EFI might be flawed at the moment and users with new Windows 8 machines might wanna hold off installing it to avoid this frustration I am dealing with.
At the moment I am running Linux Mint 14 live from a USB stick but wouldn't dare try to install it and damage my machine further!