I've done a lot of searching for an explanation to this. I have a new computer with windows 8 pre-installed. this was my procedure;
partition hard drive from windows 8 to make room for ubuntu
burn ubuntu 12.04.2 64bit (this should have uefi support) to CD
disable secure boot
boot from cd in uefi mode
now i get the normal installation interface however then i get the option to either erase hard disk and install ubuntu or manuallly partition the drive, but no option to install ubuntu alongside windows 8 as win8 has not been detected. Would it be alright to just manually partition the drive despite the current OS not being detected, or would there be problems later? is this something to do with the efi system partition? Maybe i should try ubuntu 12.10?
I'm a noob btw!
Any help/guidance would be really helpful!