I'm new here.
I've used Ubuntu for an emergency backup to Windows for a long time.
But I've always run it from a DVD, not installed on my hard drive.
When I look at dual booting with Windows 8 there it always seems to be a very involved process to get it to work.
What I don't get is, since I can always boot to the Disk with no problems, why can't I just copy the disk to a small partition on one of my hard drives or even a folder (I have 4 internal 500 Gig drives) and add it to the boot menu using EasyBCD or something like that.
Couldn't I just select Boot to Ubuntu, and have it do that just as it would from the DVD?
There's probably a reason this won't work or everyone would do that, but I wanted to ask before I tried it myself.
I'm running Windows 8 with the UEFI bios.