I followed these instructions to install ubuntu on my computer which already has windows 8, I chose to burn it on a DVD. My computer is an Asus X550CC.
It didn't work, my computer simply restarts without doing any of the stuff it is supposed to do.
I look it up and it seems to be because I have windows 8 and it uses UEFI and not BIOS. I look for a solution.
I then see those instructions. I write them all down to follow them when I try again.
Turns out my computer does something completely different. So I try to find the equivalents and disable the things that look like they should be disabled. I click on the boot override that corresponds to my DVD. It brings to the menu where I can click "test ubuntu" or "install ubuntu".
I click "install ubuntu", follow the steps until the step where I must choose the "installation type".
That is where it says "This computer currently has no detected operating systems.". Which is obviously not true as I have windows 8 and I don't want to delete it.
Why can't it detect windows ? What can I do to make it detect it ?
I stop everything and go back to google and that is where I reach my limit because, I don't understand anything of what I find.
You see I understand that this problem has been stated many different times on askubuntu but I do not understand the answers.
What you need to know is that I don't know the first thing about computers. What I can do is follow instructions, however something always went wrong at some point and I can't improvise. The answers I have read said stuff about backing up things, and partitions and stuff, and I couldn't understand even half of the instructions in the answers.
It would mean a lot to me if someone took the time to explain to me what I need to do in a very detailed manner with lots of images so I know what I'm looking for, because I am lost here (sorry for the long text, but I tried to "trace my steps" for you because maybe I did something wrong but I didn't know that I shouldn't have done it).