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    Question Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    I am going to install Ubuntu on a 37GIG partition I made. I will list my system spec below and I ask that you tell me if Ubuntu will run any less efficiently in a duel-boot install. Thank you for your time.

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    Operating System: Windows (TM) Vista Home Premium Home Edition 6.00.6001 Service Pack 1
    Report Date: Friday 24 April 2009 at 01:14

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    > Mainboard : Unspecified JHL90

    > Chipset : Intel PM45

    > Processor : Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P9500 @ 2533 MHz

    > Physical Memory : 4096 MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )

    > Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

    > Hard Disk : Hitachi (250 GB)

    > DVD-Rom Drive : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560S ATA Device

    > DVD-Rom Drive : UFCD AJK12N41A SCSI CdRom Device

    > Monitor Type : N154Z1-L02 - 15 inches

    > Network Card : Intel Corporation Intel Corporation

    > Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

    > Operating System : Windows (TM) Vista Home Premium Home Edition 6.00.6001 Service Pack 1

    > DirectX : Version 10.00

    > Windows Performance Index : 4.8

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    No in fact. Ubuntu will ALWAYS run faster in most cases. Linux in general is very lightweight and is less strenuouse on the hardware. Im dual booting right now.
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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    if you install ubuntu using wubi, it will be slower than normal because it uses an windows-filesystem. if you install ubuntu from cd, it uses an linux-filesystem and it runs at normal speed

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    The two operating systems aren't running at the same time. No speed difference. Linux usually faster, occasionally slower to boot.

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucky ball View Post
    the two operating systems aren't running at the same time. No speed difference. Linux usually faster, occasionally slower to boot.
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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    1.)with this much RAM 4096 MB, what should I set the wap partition be set to?

    2.)with 37GIGS allocated for this install. What should I set the root partition to?

    3.)how much space should be set for the home partition?

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    1/ Two Gb all that is required on any Ubuntu machine.

    2/ I normally set that to around 10Gb, you could probably get smaller.

    3/ It really depends how you are going to use /home (you can even put it on another drive), but for your situation, I would have:

    / = 10Gb (or whatever you choose: 8Gb, 6Gb - check the minimum space required to install your chosen OS)
    /home = 25Gb (+ anything trimmed off the '/ = 10Gb' allocation)
    /swap = 2Gb

    Good luck. Use 'manual partitioning' when you get to the partitioning option during installation. (not Auto)
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; April 24th, 2009 at 06:44 AM.

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    Gumptron, please keep your posts on the thread so everyone can follow and learn.

    That sounds fine but they are wrong about the swap. With four gig of RAM the swap will rarely be used (if ever, depending on what you do).

    There has been a lot of debate about this and the following link agrees with your friend:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sw...do%20I%20need?

    To me, there is no point in a massive swap with plenty of RAM. The same link contains this:

    let's say that computers have changed a lot since swap was first used :
    • At first, swap was needed to extend real memory capacity. You would use swap so that the available memory would be the addition of the RAM space and the swap space.
    • Nowadays, RAM are often big enough so that we could use the computer without any swap at all.
    So, you get my point. With 4Gb of RAM, it is unlikely you will touch the swap anyhow. Try switching if off (sudo umount /swap) and you will see what I mean. Check in the system monitor when Ubuntu is running and notice the swap indicator shows no response.

    Final word? Up to you, but you don't have a lot of disk space to play with for an 8Gb swap which you won't use anyway.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; April 24th, 2009 at 07:02 AM.

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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    and +1 means I agree with whatever is quoted above or the prior post.
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    Re: Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?

    Quote Originally Posted by GumpTron View Post
    Will a duel-boot Vista/Ubuntu not run as fast?
    Well, that depends on a couple of factors, Gumptron.

    If they're duel-booting at close quarters with blades, then running fast might win the day for the loser.

    However, if they're duel-booting at 20 paces with pistols, running fast probably won't make much of a difference.

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