I have a pre-installed W8 laptop, and since I had always had no trouble dual-booting Ubuntu with my older laptops, I saw no reason why I'd have trouble now. However, I see that W8 is giving Linux users a bit of trouble.
Anyway, I made an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit DVD, booted from the DVD, installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside W8 (creating a partition for Ubuntu through the installer), and it said it completed successfully.
My laptop only boots to W8. No hint of Ubuntu. I read that turning of secure boot, running boot-repair in Ubuntu, and a few other methods might fix this, but I also read of so many users not being able to boot back into W8.
I decided I'm not cut out for this and will just keep my laptop how it is - running Windows just fine.
I'm willing to sacrifice that partitioned harddrive space, but is there going to be any issue in my foreseeable future with my laptop like this? I would delete the Ubuntu partition, but I read about some people then having trouble since the GRUB menu replaced the windows boot manager. Are there any precautionary measures I should take to ensure I have no trouble running W8?