Note: I have seen some post on how to install ubuntu on a windows 8 pc. I think this problem might be different.
I created 4 partitions on my hard drive so that I can put windows 8 in one partition, Ubuntu in the second partition, The third is the swap space, The fourth is to keep my files.
I was hoping to save files on the fourth partition from both Ubuntu and windows os.
First I installed ubuntu and it worked. I was able to boot the os. But then I noticed the other partitions (first partition and files partition) were not displayed in Ubuntu.
Then I installed windows 8 and noticed the same thing. The partitions (Ubuntu and files partitions) were not displayed also.
After installing windows 8 the system boots to windows 8 with out options to choose either os.
note: the partition for swap space was not displayed either but I figure it wasn't supposed to display on the os as a partition.
What should I do to fix it ?. Should I just format the drive and start again ?.