im having a bit of nightmare atm.
I cannot for the life of me seem to be able to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.04 to play well together, and its not from lack of trying.
I bought a sony VAIO Model Name: SVE1513M1EW e series laptop a short while back
and i'm trying to get windows 8 and ubuntu 12.04 to dual boot. but i'm not able to do it.
When I boot up using my ubuntu 12.04 usb, ubuntu recognises my newly created 100GB partition,
but it wont let me easily install ubuntu next to windows 8. The only way it seems I can install ubuntu is to choose the something else option, and I then would have to create my own ubuntu partitions. I must admit i'm a bit daunted by this because I do not want to loose windows 8 after making any mistakes.
My BIOS firmware is UEFI although can choose legacy boot, but win 8 will not boot this way. I also have secure boot enabled. Am I right in thinking that this is okay?. I thought Conical paid microsofts ransom. So that ubuntu can now be installed alongside windows 8 UEFI secure boot. and I will be able to install ubuntu along side win 8 with these options enabled. To dual boot successfully this way. or not ?
I would appreciate some help on this.
If anybody could tell me in layman's terms how I can successfully dual boot win8 and ubuntu without messing up my existing win8 installation.
That would be massively appreciated!
I know there are similar posts on this forum about similar issues, but i don't understand them. I'm hoping someone could explain it to a still relative newbie to ubuntu.
i look forward to any help.