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Need Help installing Ubuntu 13.04!

I'm a newbie, trying to install Linux for the first time. I purchased a small 14" Asus with Windows 8 and hate the new Windows 8! I have tried downloading Ubuntu 13.04 and installing it as a dual boot for now, but I keep getting an error. The machine will power up and give me an option to either enter Windows or Ubuntu. Windows works, but Ubuntu won't launch. It will just display a windows error.

What's the correct steps to installing Ubuntu?

Thanks, BigMike75

Sorry, I have been on the road lately. Here is the error that I keep getting.

http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s659/Mike_Scamardo/null_zps428050ae-1.jpg

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Please update your question to include the error message. –  bodhi.zazen May 2 '13 at 17:53
    
What is the error? –  Radu Rădeanu May 2 '13 at 17:58
    
Also, on what screen do you get the option to choose between Ubuntu and Windows? Is it grub (the default Ubuntu bootloader, has a purple-ish background) or the default Windows boot manager (which I believe is just a black screen with choices on it)? –  Alex May 2 '13 at 18:19
    
What is the error? If we don't know than we can't help you, sadly. –  Andrew May 3 '13 at 0:30
    
How did you install Ubuntu? With WUBI or a live CD? –  Frederik Popp May 3 '13 at 8:46
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Ok, I have somewhat got things figured out. In WINDOWS 8 "hate it" goto far right, pull up settings, select PC settings, and turn on boot from CD/DVD or USB. Load Ubuntu 13.04 that you made before on an USB or DVD. Go through setup in Ubuntu and allow it to install. I choose install along side Win8 for now. Remove drive and reboot computer. On my Asus with its high speed start BIOS "which are configured for Win8", click and hold escape button as soon as the ASUS LOGO appears, must time it just right. In BIOS turn on Legacy and make Ubuntu the first boot priority. Now reboot again. This time on reboot, the computer should boot into Grub and allow you to choose what Operating System to start.

Things are working for now, but I'm probable going to try and put Ubuntu on its own separate partition, away from Win8.

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Or...when you are done banging on the windows enough, just clean install Ubuntu –  charlie May 7 '13 at 14:26
    
That's the eventual plan, but Im still getting use to Ubuntu and figuring out a bug or two first. –  BigMike75 May 7 '13 at 14:56
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