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 am currently installing Ubuntu on my laptop and it seems to have paused for about an hour now. Its on the stage where it says "install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8." Im not sure if its frozen or its still installing, has anyone every experienced this before?
I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 using windows installer (windows 7), and when I reboot and load Ubuntu I am getting an error message that windows boot had failed and that the file may be corrupted.
What should I do now? Is there any remedy?
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 deleted the Ubuntu partition that I had in my computer, GRUB is gone so I can't access Windows. To fix that I tried to reinstall Ubuntu using a USB, but I only get a boot error message. I think the USB is fine since I've tried it with my laptop and it loaded the Ubuntu installer.
I don't know if I made an error when I deleted the partition.