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Old 07-01-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
salpapa
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installed ubunto dual boot with xp, xp working very slow now


i installed ubunto about a week ago in a dual boot with windows xp, i am slowly getting used to ubunto except the use of the dreaded terminal, though i hated using do's in xp only because i had no idea how to use it, but at least with ubunto you can find many helpful tutorials so i am slowly reading those, one thing i have noticed is that when i go back into xp it seems to be running very slowly, programs dont load up as quickly as they used too and when i do more than one job the computer really slows down, is this the result of having 2 operating systems on one hard drive, i would really like to keep both systems at the moment, has anyone noticed this problem before and can i do anything about it.
 
Old 07-01-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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I've operated in a dual boot scenario with Windows XP Home and Slackware Linux for years.

I have never had the problems that you are suggesting. When you boot into Windows nothing in regards to Linux is even involved. The OS loads all of it's data from the Windows partition and goes about it's merry way without even knowing of the secondary OS.

One thing I have noticed is that if I do a soft reboot into Windows sometimes funky things happen. Try turning the power off on your computer when switching operating systems and see if that helps.

Otherwise I would recommend that you take a look at your Windows installation and any processes you've got running. You may want to look into setting up some PerfMon rules on your Windows OS.
 
Old 07-01-2007, 02:26 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply i justed wanted to make sure it wasnt the installation of ubunto that was causing the problem before i start messing around in xp to find out why its not performing properly.
 
Old 07-01-2007, 02:29 PM   #4
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sorry but what are perfmon rules and how do i set them
 
Old 07-02-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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A possible problem is that you have no, or almost no space left on your windows partition after resizing (if you did resize).
Or some other, unrelated issue that just happened to appear after you installed linux.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 11:54 AM   #6
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Do you mean "Ubuntu" and not "ubunto"? Just making sure, caught my eye..

Yeah better check out how much free space you have left on your C-drive when you boot Windows. There should be plenty (several hundred megabytes for example) or you may find that Windows is swapping the space and starting to choke because it can't page. Also make sure you have enough free RAM.

Like said, other operating systems don't affect each other in no way. Why? Because unless you boot the other OS, it's just a bunch of files on another filesystem on the disk. The files don't do anything unless you make them. I don't think rebooting should either have anything to do with the matter, but then again, quite a few people seem to complain about having odd effects after rebooting from another OS.

Don't be afraid of the console (or terminal emulator for that matter), it's not a dark dungeon. Well of course it is, but just as long as you think so. Visit linuxcommand.org and things should get enlightened a bit

Another thing is that after using Linux, if you have sufficiently RAM and somewhat new CPU, you may well feel Windows is slow. I did. You don't notice it if you sit there 8 hours a day, but if you get the feel of something faster, it does feel slow. Like if you owned a cheap Toyota, drove it happily 20 years and then one day tried Ferrari for a few hours - when you go back to your Toyota, it just might feel a bit slow. And of course it can be just the other way around with these two operating systems.
 
Old 07-02-2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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sorry i did mean ubuntu, my hard drive 60GB, i left 40GB for windows xp which now has 16GB still free and the rest i left unallocated and installed ubuntu on it. maybe you are right on the last point because its a brand new operating system installed ubuntu does work very fast at the moment and when i go back into windows because it is loaded with programs etc it works slower. thank you for the link to help me out with the terminal i really need it. i like ubuntu and am very impressed with all the free programs you get with it. it took me over 10 years to try a new operating system and am realizing that we pay way too much for others for what they offer.
 
  


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