I'm attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1. I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Windows 8.1 before, but it became corrupted so I decided to do a complete uninstall/reinstall with 14.04.
I'm booting from a USB stick that contains 14.04. It boots successfully to the USB stick, and I'm able to get to the installation screen for Ubuntu. I click on "Install Ubuntu", and connect to the Internet successfully. I meet all the requirements by the installer (enough hard drive space to install, connected to the internet, laptop is plugged in), so I click next to start installing. I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows", and click next. Then my laptop reboots and boots into Windows 8.1. There is no evidence that Ubuntu was installed.
I've tried it multiple times and every time it reboots at that step and automatically goes to Windows. I've also tried to quickly enter the boot order menu when it does reboot and boot again from my USB stick (also does not work). I don't have a blank CD at hand to make a boot CD/DVD, so I have to try and make my USB stick work.
Has anybody else experienced this problem? Any ideas on a solution?