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 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 am using ubuntu 12.04 from last 4 months. Previously I had windows 7 and after installing ubuntu I completely deleted the windows partition. Now I want to install windows xp back into the partition which had win 7 using usb. But while installing it giving an error saying hal.dll missing.