I am currently using Windows 8.1. I want to install Ubuntu as a dual boot. I burned the disk and put it in the drive and rebooted. Ubuntu first loads some things, then shows a little insignia at the bottom after which it just shows a black screen with a rapidly blinking cursor. After about a minute the computer reboots and the process continues until the disk is removed.
I tried both Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04, both gave the same result.
I have left the computer with the disk in for about an hour, during which it constantly looped.