So I'm trying to install Ubuntu and I've been following the steps in this thread but with limited success.
My first error was after installing Ubuntu alongside Windows, from my USB Live Image, neither OS would boot at all: Booting into Ubuntu I was presented with "kernel panic error", booting into Win8 I got generic error.
To resolve this I rebooted and changed from UEFI+Legacy to UEFI only. Eventually I managed to get into a windows/samsung recovery mode and it repaired itself.
Now I can boot into windows but not Ubuntu.
Then I created a new partition and formatted the one that the broken Ubuntu install was on (from Windows Disk Management). I also created am Ubuntu LiveDVD to eliminate any problems booting from a USB might cause.
Now I am booted into Ubuntu reading from the DVD and I tried to install onto a partition using the "Something Else" button and received the error "No root file system defined". I installed Boot Repair using:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yannubuntu/boot-repair
sudo apt_get update
sudo apt-get install boot-repair
Now, what I want to do is basically have one partition for my Windows 8 boot, one partition for Ubuntu and one for media accessible from both OS.
As you can see on the boot-repair info page I have a buttload of partitions and I'm a bit confused what they're all for, which ones are safe to reformat etc.
If you haven't guessed I am a bit of a noob still so if you could give me a dummies version of it that'd be nice. c;