Why is Ubuntu slow and crashing on a dual boot machine?

Ramesh September 17, 2010
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I have a Lenovo 3000 H series desktop computer. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop edition and Windows operating system on the same computer. Depending on my requirement I will switch to one of the operating systems. The browser speed (Mozilla) in Ubuntu is very slow. And now the system is crashing. What is the reason and solution for this?

  1. Anonymous
    September 18, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Hi
    corrupted user account, go to safe mode and repair your boot GRUB.
    http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_windows_xp_and_linux_xp_installed_first.htm?page=4

    Reinstall Ubuntu Grub Bootloader After Windows Wipes it Out
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/reinstall-ubuntu-grub-bootloader-after-windows-wipes-it-out/

    or if you can boot from windows then try to reinstal ubuntu using Install Inside Windows option http://www.troublefixers.com/install-ubuntu-linux-inside-windows-without-formatting-hard-disk/

    Fix Ubuntu Bootloader
    http://www.troublefixers.com/ubuntu-boot-menu-missing-after-installing-windows-in-dual-boot-fix-ubuntu-bootloader/

    How To Repair A Corrupt MBR And Boot Into Linux
    http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2005/11/how-to-repair-corrupt-mbr-and-boot.html

    if nothing works
    uninstall Ubuntu.
    1. Delete the ubuntu partitions
    2. Got the GRUB error
    3. Popped a win95 start up boot disk
    4. Ran FDISK /MBR
    5. Start PC as normal, message to pop the windows DVD in and reboot
    6. Select Repair computer
    7. Reboots, and get windows

    No live cd required, of course you need the windows cd.
    or try this
    http://bobmorris.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/how-to-uninstall-ubuntu-on-dual-boot-windows-xp-using-windows-only/

  2. Susendeep Dutta
    September 18, 2010 at 6:22 am

    You didn't mentioned how much RAM do you have? Ubuntu has a minimum requirement of 512MB RAM which is not sufficient to run it smoothly. Even if you use it on virtual box with 512 MB RAM assigned to it,it will show the same results.