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[ubuntu] failed to install ubuntu/xubuntu 13.10 on a dual boot machine

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Preamble: I am a long time user of computers but a complete newbie in what concerns ubuntu and dual boot machines... Actions taken: I successfully installed ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on an old laptop (http://www.cnet.com/products/compaq-...gb-hdd-series/), turning it into a dual boot machine alongside windows xp. It turned out that ubuntu is too demanding for this machine and so I decided to install the xubuntu desktop. The machine now runs more smoothly although with some lag still. Issues found: Wondering if installing xubuntu 13.10 directly on the machine instead of the xubuntu desktop on top of (Hardware)