partition problem, cannot install Ubuntu or boot into anything

#1
I don't have any idea what's going on here. I can't boot into Windows, as I have no bootloader on my computer, and I can't install Ubuntu and I have no idea why. The attachment is a screencap of what happens when I try to install Ubuntu 8.1.

When I try to install 8.04, the only option it gives me is to install it on 100% of the disk, which I don't want to do because I don't have a way of reinstalling Vista. All I can do now is run Ubuntu from the ISO disc. So: have I royally screwed over my new laptop?
 

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JustinW

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#3
What exactly are you doing in GParted? The installer should allow you to partition within it. If you don't have a partition or unallocated space to store Ubuntu on at the moment, select the guided or auto options during installtion. What this well do is shirnk your Windows partition in half and give that space to Ubuntu for its own partition.