[ubuntu-studio-users] Dual System-Startup-Beginner

Dave at Dalek Zone dave at dalek.zone
Thu Jun 18 17:48:27 UTC 2020

Hi Erich,

Thanks for all your work on Ubuntu Studio. :-)

Maybe that's the case with an SSD, but the original poster mentioned 
using a Western Digital external USB hard disk. I have a couple of 
those, and they don't provide the same performances...

All best wishes,

On 2020-06-18 20:43, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> On 6/18/20 10:40 AM, Dave at Dalek Zone wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've no experience with Linux on Mac, but - as a general rule - I'd
>> advise against trying to install the standard desktop Ubuntu on an
>> external USB hard disk. It's likely to be too slow and you'll probably
>> have performance issues. Either you should take the trouble to resize
>> the partitioning of your internal HD with the Mac OS and then install
>> Ubuntu alongside it. Or else you could consider making a live USB of
>> Linux with persistent storage. That latter solution is designed and
>> optimized to run on a USB stick and works pretty well.
> I'd say that's not entirely accurate. I have it running on an external
> USB 3.0 SSD as we speak and it's equivalent to an internal hard drive 
> in
> performance.
> -Erich
> ----
> Erich Eickmeyer
> Project Leader
> Ubuntu Studio

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