I noticed that with both installations I did not get the option to "install alongside Windows". I literally just formatted my WHOLE computer, because I want Linux and I cannot seem to install it. I still didn't get the option with a completely fresh and formatted computer, so I am trying the "manual" install. I tried installing both Linux Mint and Ubuntu, both installed successfully without errors, but after the restart, it goes straight to Windows. No options, whatsoever. This is how I installed it. I have 3 hard drives. 2 SSD's, one 120gb with Windows, another 40gb for a flight simulator (currently empty), and one normal hard drive of 1TB (for files). I installed Linux on the 1TB hard drive in a 100gb partition that I created during the installation, including a 20gb swap space and I decided to put the boot loader or whatever the option was during the installation on the E drive (the 40gb SSD), since only a game will occupy it in the future. I tried booting from that drive, but no luck. I currently have Linux Mint installed on this computer, but cannot for the life of me seem to get into the OS. I'm typing from a fresh Windows 7 install. Any help will be greatly appreciated!