Those specifications are fine for a machine hosting a VirtualBox VM. I'd give the Ubuntu VM 1.5 GB of the memory and leave the rest for Windows. Oftentimes poor VM performance comes from not allocating enough memory to the guest so it ends up swapping memory to RAM all the time.
Ubuntu is a little less memory hungry than Windows as well. If your master's program doesn't really care which desktop environment you use, choose a more lightweight version of Ubuntu like Lubuntu or Xubuntu to run in the virtual machine.
Hi I came across a friend who just bought a new HP, and then I took a look at the partitioning of it, for obvious reasons.
Here is the result:
(I am sorry that it is in Danish but I hope you can figure it out)
So what is the verdict is this also spoiled? I mean there are two drives with letters C: and D:, but there are like 4 partitions where it shows the partitions of the hard disk.
That is a UEFI system with gpt partitioning. The efi partition means Windows boots in UEFI boot mode.
Are you planning on installing Ubuntu to that? You should install Ubuntu in UEFI mode, but HPs are not totally friendly to anything other than Windows, so some work arounds are required.
Other HPs that most users got to work.
It seems hp firmware do not allow you to boot anything other than windows. Hence no ubuntu option in the UEFI. To work around it
1) press esc key while booting to access start up menu 2) press F9 for boot devices menu.
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