I have HP2000 i3 win 8.1 setup to dual boot with ubuntu studio 12.04. I was able to get this to work by having my laptop boot in legacy mode and using boot-repair "recomended fix" and my laptop now boots to grub... everything seemed to be fine
First off I feel that I should give a full disclosure of my trials and tribulations. I have been using different Linux distrobutions for about 10 years.. long time troller, first time poster. Definately NOT expert in shell.
I had problems installing any version above 12.04.. the probem was the display would be non functional. After lots of starting over with different versions I found that 12.04 worked. So it installed properly but the sound didnt work, i figured it was a configuration thing and put it on the back burner. After a couple weeks I am now looking to begin using this distro for some sound production and dove into learning more about it. Long story short, the sound still doesnt work and I cannot run the Package Manager nor can I run any Software Upates. When I open Synaptic I get this error:
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal-updates_universe_i18n_Translation-en
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.