Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a question about the speed/performance of Ubuntu when it is

  • installed alongside windows, in the same partition
  • installed alongside windows, on a different partition.

e.g., I shrunk my primary partition (with Windows inside it), then I created another partition. Now, when I installed it alongside Windows, I chose the other partition which I had dedicated to Ubuntu.

Are there a speed/performance difference?
Pros and cons?

To share my experience: I experienced some kind of delay, when I installed it alongside Windows on a different partition(partition A=Windows , partition B=Ubuntu)

How can I solve this lagging issue?

(there is nothing installed yet on my Windows 7, and on my Ubuntu, I installed Monodevelop,and some updates)

share|improve this question
I can think of no reason why ubuntu should be slower on another partition. Are you sure B wasn't on another slower disk? Anyway it's a baad idea to have ubuntu (or anything else) installed on the same partition as windows. – Nifle Sep 16 '11 at 9:07

The only practical disadvantage to using Wubi is that it's a bit harder to add space to Ubuntu's drive when you need it. But it is possible.

Theoretically and in practice there isn't much if a speed hump. In effect Ubuntu under Windows simply creates a virtual disk on the Windows partition and mounts that. The speed difference is negligible unless you're really pushing the edge.

share|improve this answer
why am i experiencing lag? is it the method of installation? – jeo Sep 16 '11 at 10:59
Probably you have something lurking in there. Try using BleachBit and deleting some stuff. – digitxp Sep 17 '11 at 10:33

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .