Hi guys. I am a computer enthusiast, and know a little bit of linux, but being a 16yo and needed to go back to windows everytime i install linux. but now after getting my new laptop which was Pre-installed with windows 8, I am really really freaked out.The metro UI,other aspects, I AM TRULY, irritated and am switching back to linux FOREVER!!! I watched as microsoft gripped my own computer out of my own hands. SO, getting back to the point i have only used backtrack and kali linux(debian) before and haven't gone too much into it.
Please consider me as a newbie or a n00b or whatever you want and help me kindly.
Now the other day i was installing ubuntu 12.04 with windows 8 as dual boot.
now here is a mistake. i was impatient at the end while ubuntu was at installing system and force shut down. windows booted fine, but i wanted ubuntu again and the grub2 wouldnt install. so i when i used boot-repair it said i had to unmount the drive and hence i dismounted all partitions and formatted them. they were filled , and windows was lost. so when i tried to install ubuntu again it said that the partitions were corrupt of full(i dont remember but it said that i need to merge the partitions.) hence now i am using this
and am re-formatting and will try to re-install ubuntu again after the hardrive will finish
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M
if in anycase it fails do you have any advice for me? this computer is my saving for a lot of time and i dont want to loose it and this thread is from my fear