Have been working on this for about a week now and if i had any hair i would have torn it out by now!
I am a noob when it comes to all things Linux but am learning fast and think i know my way around prety well.
SO have a Win 7 desktop, AMD A6-3500, 8gb ram, single 750gb hard drive, windows 7 64 bit installed on it.
Now i want an ubuntu dual boot to ease my transition away from Windows so have downloaded the ISO vreated a USB and used the GUI to create a 150gb partition for Ubuntu (LTS) and loaded okay. Reboot and no grub screen straight into windows.
Read a few things and have run boot repair (http://paste.ubuntu.com/6563425)
Now when i boot i get the grub screen with all the options but if i try and boot ubuntu, it drops out to a command prompt saying it cannot find the boot.
If i select the recovery mode it seems to time out on an "ata5 softreset: ata5 failed (device not ready)
I have tried various things including Easy BCD as well and nothing seems to work. Even tried Ubuntu 13, Mint but all seem to have the same issue..so akes me think i am doing something wrong each time...