View Full Version : [ubuntu] Mac + Ubuntu + USB = Slow

February 21st, 2009, 07:28 PM
So for my Operating Systems class we had to install Ubuntu onto a USB drive and use VMWare to run it. But, my problem is that the entire thing run sooo slow, and I know that it's because of way it's set up to run (trying to run from an app, from a usb) but is there anything I can do to make it run faster? Thanks for any help!

February 21st, 2009, 07:38 PM
A virtual machine = slower than normal. Live boot (from USB) = a bit faster than boot from Live CD, which is darn slow. So both together = horribly slow. Plus, VMWare has (in my experience), huge overhead. Ask your (teacher/ Prof.) if you can use VirtualBox