I've been trying several different installation methods to install Ubuntu on my partition. No matter what kind of installation type (CD or USB), I get the same error message.
At first I assumed I was using the incorrect Ubuntu version but I'm quite confident I'm on the right path after this question:
I am trying to install Ubuntu on a machine that has Windows 8 natively installed according to this answer by Luis Alvarado: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system
UEFI is on, secure boot is off and the disc/USB loads properly.
From the CD I simply get the error message when booting, but when booting from USB (created USB according to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows) I get to choose to run Ubuntu without installing, or to install it.
Either (both) of these options gives me the following error message:
ata_id: HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed for '/dev/sdd': Invalid argument
User 'thefourtheye' suggested in my previous question that this error message is due to that the OS is unable to identify by disk drive. That is entirely possible - but how do I solve it?
Some say that there's something wrong with the drivers for Ubuntu to ID the USB, and that I could write my own drivers for that. It seems a bit over my head though.
Burning program used was imgburn for the CD, from
SetupImgBurn_184.108.40.206.exe. I burnt the image to the disc, it was recognized as a boot disc and when inspecting the CD's content it looked as it should according to https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromCD
Any help is appreciated.