Installing Linux on a new Windows 8 Laptop


I recently purchased a new laptop (Lenovo Y400 for those that are curious, I may do a writeup on it in the near future). As is my habit, immediately upon receiving it, I booted to a windows 8 installer, deleted every partition from the drive, then recreated a windows partion with 75% of my drive, so I could dualboot linux. 

Everything seemed fine, but when I went to install Linux, i ran into some really odd issues, that I hope I can help people avoid in the future.



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