I have been trying to install a dual boot Win8 & 12.04.1 Ubuntu 64 bit on an Asus N56V laptop but did no managed to preform the task (trying different tricks and Linux releases). I have encountered the notorious grub-install fatal error.
I have managed to perform the task by the use of Linux Mint 14 – Nadia (64 bit), but there is a small problem with the Network configuration.
Ubuntu 12.04 is defined as a Long term support release (aimed at 2017) but there are a significant amount of Linus users who encountered problems while trying to install a dual boot with Win 8/7.
Should Canonical consider releasing an upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 which solves the EUFI related issues and newer hardware? This would allow users to benefit from a stable Linux distribution. The other option is to use an STS stable release that can tackle the mentioned problems.