So this is my first time attempting to use Ubuntu and dual booting. I have been following guides from official to unofficial ones. I get all the partitions ( / [root], /home, swap area, and bios_grub). It installs with no issues or so i think. Once it's done, i reboot the computer and it boots into windows ( apparently this is expected) I then reboot and boot from the livedvd and go to the "try ubuntu" and follow the directions to do the "boot-repair". If I do the recommended repair it goes good till it asks me to copy/paste 3 commands, which i do, they run fine, but the pop up from boot-repair stays and if i hit discard after it says it's cancelled. Then I go the whole boot-repair thing and go to advance ( making sure the Grub location is "sda", purge before reinstalling, and unselecting repair windows boot files & check connection).
I do have the UEFI. I'm not sure what to do anymore. I don't even want to really try again, spent all day trying to get this thing to work and right now it looks like its more trouble than it's worth.
Sad to say I need to dummy's guide to installing Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot with windows 8.1. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything so just let me know.
Thanks in advance!