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Old 01-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #1
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Will Ubuntu slow down my Windows OS?


Hey all!

I just burned my Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop version, and i booted it up from my disc drive without actually installing it to my Hard Drive.

I was wondering..

if i do install Ubuntu into my Hard Drive will it slow down any programs i run on my Windows OS? (specifically games and internet browsing)

also any other effects on my computer i should know about if i install Ubuntu with windows?




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Old 01-12-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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Nope, it partitions your hard disk and they run completely separately
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #3
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It is a completely separate operating system, it has nothing to do with your Windows installation.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #4
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Hey all!

I just burned my Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop version, and i booted it up from my disc drive without actually installing it to my Hard Drive.

I was wondering..

if i do install Ubuntu into my Hard Drive will it slow down any programs i run on my Windows OS? (specifically games and internet browsing)

also any other effects on my computer i should know about if i install Ubuntu with windows?




System Specs
MSI GX630 Notebook
Windows Vista SP1
Amd Anthlon 2.00 Ghz x2 processor
4 gig ram
Unless you are in really dire straits for Disk space, no, you should be fine. Only real effect you should notice, is when you turn it on, you'll have a choice of two operating systems.

IGF
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #5
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no, that's utterly impossible. if you're dual booting or using wubi then it's just disk space. if you were installing within a VM, then naturally that's two machines running on one bit of tin so would be a huge hit - you've not mentioned anything about VM;s though, so i'd take that as not an issue.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:35 PM   #6
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As long as you install Ubuntu alongside Windows (dual boot) there should be no interference. In fact you will use either Windows or Ubuntu, alternatively, not both at the same time -- unless you use a virtual machine, but I guess this is not what you plan to do.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 04:46 PM   #7
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Alongside? or Inside?

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As long as you install Ubuntu alongside Windows (dual boot) there should be no interference.

I want to install Ubuntu "Inside Windows" is that the same as alongside?

when i hit Ubunutu.exe it gives the option to install "inside Windows" does this edit my Windows boot files?
 
Old 01-12-2009, 05:19 PM   #8
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As far as I know it is *not* possible to install Ubuntu *inside* Windows. Where did you get Ubuntu, and especially this file "ubuntu.exe"? If somebody around here knows Ubuntu better than I do please correct me be but be very careful because this Ubuntu.exe file *could* be a malware.

First thing I would advise you to do if not already done is visit the Ubuntu website and have a look at their documentation.

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Old 01-12-2009, 05:57 PM   #9
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That Ubuntu.exe is probably the same as Wubi, that installs Ubuntu within your Windows partition using some sort of virtualisation. I tried Wubi briefly, it adds an entry to the Windows boot menu, doesn't interfere with Windows performance, and is almost indistinguishable from a "real" Ubuntu installation.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:41 PM   #10
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I went to Ubunutu.com Downloaded the ISO image, then burned it to a disc, then i put the disc into my computer and double clicked the CD. I got two options.

Demo and Full Installation - "try Ubuntu without installing! Simply reboot your machine with the CD in the tray. You may preform a full installation from within the demo to install Ubuntu either alongside Windows or as the only operating System"


Install Inside Windows " Install and Uninstall Ubuntu like any other application, without the need for a dedicated partition. You will be able to boot into either Windows or Ubuntu. Hibernation is not enabled in this mode and disk performance is slightly reduced."

-- Green
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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I went to Ubunutu.com Downloaded the ISO image, then burned it to a disc, then i put the disc into my computer and double clicked the CD. I got two options.

Demo and Full Installation - "try Ubuntu without installing! Simply reboot your machine with the CD in the tray. You may preform a full installation from within the demo to install Ubuntu either alongside Windows or as the only operating System"


Install Inside Windows " Install and Uninstall Ubuntu like any other application, without the need for a dedicated partition. You will be able to boot into either Windows or Ubuntu. Hibernation is not enabled in this mode and disk performance is slightly reduced."

-- Green
I personally don't like the wubi installs(Install inside Windows)... Its been known to cause some problems.

I'd do the first option, and do a traditional dual boot system.

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:30 PM   #12
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The problem with wubi is that the entire Ubuntu partition is stored on a single file in Windows, so if that file becomes corrupt, your whole Ubuntu installation is basically screwed.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 09:42 PM   #13
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Better Distro?

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The problem with wubi is that the entire Ubuntu partition is stored on a single file in Windows, so if that file becomes corrupt, your whole Ubuntu installation is basically screwed.

Whats a better distro of Ubuntu? or something qutie similar and easy to use.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 11:24 PM   #14
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There's no problem with Ubuntu -- the problem mohaas05 brought up is with Wubi. The point is if you do things the "traditional" way, i.e. by partitioning your hard disk and installing as a regular dual-boot, you don't have to worry about the file containing the Ubuntu file system becoming corrupted and thus wrecking the whole thing. I wouldn't be all that worried, though. I don't have any experience with Wubi, but if your hardware is good, disk corruption should be a rare event indeed.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:08 AM   #15
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There's no problem with Ubuntu -- the problem mohaas05 brought up is with Wubi. The point is if you do things the "traditional" way, i.e. by partitioning your hard disk and installing as a regular dual-boot, you don't have to worry about the file containing the Ubuntu file system becoming corrupted and thus wrecking the whole thing. I wouldn't be all that worried, though. I don't have any experience with Wubi, but if your hardware is good, disk corruption should be a rare event indeed.
I was just in a channel where they spent about 3hrs trouble shooting a wubi install that was believed to have wrecked a Windows install, and he ended up just reinstalling windows and starting over..

Again, I don't think the above is the norm at all. My opinion though, is Linux made it many years, w/o being installed inside Windows, no real reason to change now.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...sDualBootHowTo
 
  


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