I attempted to create a dual-boot system, instead I succeeded at destroying Win8 (I tried recovering but couldn't). I have a bunch of partitions now, but Linux mint - mate 64 bit seems to have correctly installed on the biggest partition. Although I did not create a swap area drive because I've read somewhere that for GPT hard drives I did not have to.
I don't mind having Mint as my only OS but it seems that I have bits and pieces of Win 8 all over the drive. I noticed a networking folder and in it I have "Windows Network" which I cannot access, coincidentally it's the drivers I'm missing. I'm not sure what I should do at this point. Should I try to install the driver or completely erase the disk (I'm not really a computer guy), I tried the first option but couldn't even figure out how to locate the drivers or can't even begin to figure out how to install them.
It's a brand new computer and this is what I get by attempting to be a hero.
I typed in "lspci" into terminal and this is a read out.
"00:00.0 Host bridge: intel Corporation 3r Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.; VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14. USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Rot Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI:bridge Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 (rest same as above line)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1(rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 Sata controller: intel corporation 7 series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
1:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communication Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723"
Whew, I typed up, apologies for any typos. Also, under administration I found an option for "Windows Wireless Drivers 'ndiswrapper driver installation tool'"
I have a Toshiba S855-S5378
8 gig ram
Is this fixable, (I would rather have Linux Mint) could someone help me, I'll provide any more info if needed Please or if this is a lost cause, I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much.