I want to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. Windows 8 is installed in legacy mode (not UEFI). When I use a Ubuntu 12.04.2 cd to install, it does not detect Windows 8. If I click on custom installation, it says that the entire hard drive is free space, i.e. does not detect any partitions.
I also loaded a Gparted iso, and that also failed to detect any partitions. fdisk -l returned nothing.
Any ideas on why windows 8 is not detected by Ubuntu / no partitions are detected by gparted?
PS. Please explain things simply if possible. I'm a linux noob ...