Ubuntu 13.10 goes missing after installation.
I was unsure whether I should post this in the Newbie section or the installation section, as it sort of goes under both, I guess.
I've been trying to install Ubuntu 13.10. The installation went smoothly, I looked at Ubuntu's guide, so I made sure I had the partitions I needed for a dual boot with windows 8, because when I first tried installing I did not get the option to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8. So I chose "something else", and tried the partitions method. Everything went great, the installation went smoothly. Only problem is, Ubuntu has gone missing. When I go onto Windows 8 again, and look at my partitions, and the partition I installed ubuntu to is empty. It doesn't show up in the boot menu. If I try popping in the installation DVD again, it tells me I can install Ubuntu alongside Ubuntu.
I'm kind of scratching my head here as to what went wrong. I looked up numerous guides before actually installing, but as far as I can tell, I did what I was supposed to. Then again, I obviously didn't, since Ubuntu is gone.
I'm pretty much a total newbie with Linux, and with Windows 8 frankly, which has me pulling my hair out at the moment. I'm tempted to just remove Windows, but since all my files are on it, and I don't have an external HDD at the moment, that would be pretty stupid.
So please go easy on me and my n00bishness.