Hello everyone, very new to ubuntu, and I think the interface is absolutely beautiful. I am using Ubuntu through the usb for now, after following this tutorial http://lifehacker.com/5504531/the-co...-a-thumb-drive - I have version 12.10 ubuntu.
1) My windows 8 imploded on me, it went from an automatic repair loop to constantly asking for repair and restarting itself. Sadly, none of the tools they provide have any effect, and this laptop is only a few weeks old. I booted ubuntu to try to get a file (literally one note document that I forgot to backup, and my exams are in a few days! Great timing ^ ^), the problem is I can only see some of the files under "Windows 8 OS", I already have hidden items being shown, and tried CTRL+H. Other posts have said to CTRL+L host or /media/user, but neither of these work.
2) After getting my file back, I am going to "reset" (which should wipe all data and reboot windows 8) windows 8, hopefully that will actually do something. If anyone has any ideas as to how I can fix windows 8 from Ubuntu or any way you can think of, please share!
3) Finally, I would like to dual boot ubuntu with windows 8 after I fix my windows 8 (Ubuntu is just way too pretty!). I found this tutorial about dual-booting the two without problems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM . Also, by the sounds of it, files between ubuntu and windows do not automatically sync, so I found this method of synching http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/11/...-ubuntu-12-10/ . Are there any other essential things for me to do?