I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Windows 8 64 bit laptop, and I am wondering if when I start Ubuntu does it at all use Windows 8 to run? I am new to linux and an looking for an alternative to Win 8. Even though the warning states that installing Ubuntu via the windows installer is not supported in Win 8, it does work.
I have followed the Ubuntu windows installer procedure, but after step 7 I get a message from the windows boot manager saying that windows has failed to start and that I should insert a (nonexistent) windows installation disk.
Further on it reports
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 for almost a year and a half; however, recently I began to run into problems. Ubuntu states that an internal error has occurred and display a warning I have clicked details on that notification and I am putting a screenshot of it here. I hope it clarifies the situation more. I am seeking for a remedy of this issue without re-installing Linux.