I have a Windows 8 Consumer Preview installation on my desktop computer. It's been running pretty well, except for a few issues that are not related by a long shot.
Until now. I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04, so I tried to partition my hard drive. However, that didn't work because of where my files were located on the drive (see any drive mapping software). Naturally, I downloaded GParted and tried to use it to move the files. However, when I finally get my BIOS to boot off the DVD, it does not launch GParted; instead, it runs Windows 8 - just 50 times (yes, really) slower. Everything lags until I remove the DVD. Then, back to normal speed.
I am 115% puzzled by this. Why does this happen, and what can I do be able to launch GParted?