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#1 joe883


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

I'm trying out version 9.04 using WUBI installer.
I have more than one computer so this may or may
not be a problem...Sorry, my question is, If I install any
version Ubuntu and give it access to the entire disk, will
it run any faster than having two OS's ?

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 02:54 PM

Ubuntu installed using Wubi will be slower than installing in its own partition. A Wubi installed Ubuntu
will be less stable (mostly from sudden power failure).

Installing Ubuntu in its own partition as a dual boot with a Windows OS would not cause any noticeable
difference in computing speed as opposed to having Ubuntu installed as the only OS. Just the few seconds of
time you use in selecting which OS to boot to.

Copied from Wubi's FAQ:
What is the performance?

The performance is identical to a standard installation, except for hard-disk access which is slightly slower than an installation to a dedicated partition. If your hard disk is very fragmented the performance will degenerate.
Any gotcha?

Hibernation is not supported under Wubi, moreover Wubi filesystem is more vulnerable to hard-reboots (turning off the power) and power outages than a normal filesystem, so try to avoid unplugging the power. An Ubuntu installation to a dedicated partition provides a filesystem that is more robust and can better tolerate such events.

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Posted 27 April 2009 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the info Buddy....appreciate it.
I had already used WUBI and now I have
Ubuntu 9.04, WinXP, and Mandriva on the
same computer...Great..If I have problems
as you've said, I'll uninstall from the add/remove
and put it back with a 9.04 CD when they become
Thanks again.

Edited by joe883, 27 April 2009 - 04:39 PM.

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