There is another partition on the 500GB hdd Its 15GB recovery partition. So the pre-installed win 8 came with a 500GB HDD with 5 partitions. (windows wisdom)
I will be using a Ubuntu 13.04 linux secure ISO and I have also created the latest boot repair disk. and backed up the PC.
The best instructions I have found for accomplishing this task was in this forum dated Feb 2013 with GregS Fiona and Nelz.
So I subscribed to the mag and joined the forum.
I am very apprehensive about doing this dual boot, especially as its not my laptop. Im the other side of 70, only been using Linux for 6 months, and this is the first time I have even seen windose 8. Just turning it on gives me a headache.
Anyway, hoping your guidance will prevent me having to buy our girl a new laptop. thanks
new to linux and need loads of help please. thanks M