I have a relatively new desktop computer with Windows 8, and I want to dual boot it with ubuntu.
CPU - Intel i7-4770K
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
Graphics - EVGA Nvidia GTX 660 FTW
When I first bought this pc back in July, I installed Windows 8 and tried to install Ubuntu 13.04. I can't remeber if I installed Ubuntu on EFI mode or not, although I do have UEFI. However, the partitions are already made.
So now I was trying to install Ubuntu and I can't even boot in the live CD - or any other linux distro I've tried, including boot-repair-disk (http://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair-cd/home/Home/). When I try to boot Ubuntu, I can get to the acessibility menu (the one with the keyboard and human figure on the bottom), and get access to the boot options. I've tried nomodeset, acpi=off, noapic, nolapic in both "Try without installing" and "Install Ubuntu" variations. When I try without installing, it goes to a blank screen and doesn't do anything else. When I try to install Ubuntu, I get a message saying that it will go into low resolution mode (or something like that, I guess it can't find my graphics card or something). If I accept, screen goes blank and nothing else, if I try to go to terminal it doesn't do anything.
One other thing, after I tried installing Ubuntu for the first time (back then I could use the live session, and after the installation was finished I thought everything had gone ok), I used easyBCD to try to boot into linux. This means that I have a menu for selecting Windows 8 or Ubuntu (which doesn't actually work) when I boot the computer. If I hit cancel on that menu, it shows a half "ubuntu-purple"/half blank screen and just stops there. This also happens when I boot in Legacy mode instead of UEFI.
The problem seems similar to the one described in http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2163854, which the user seems to have solved by turned NIC off in the BIOS. However, I see no option to do that in my BIOS :\
Any thoughts would be appreciated
Edit: ended up finding how to turn off NIC, but didn't help