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So I set up an Ubuntu VM and I started folding with bigadv units and the PPD is great, but I cannot use Windows at all. The folding makes my PC completely freeze and not respond at all, but it does continue to fold through the VM.

Does anyone know how to fix this so I can at least browse the web while folding in the Ubuntu VM?

Edit: By freeze I mean it just makes my PC extremely slow. Opening a word document takes like 20 seconds. From an SSD! That is unacceptable.
Edited by ComradeNF - 10/18/11 at 10:25pm
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It would be helpful to know which VM you setup and how you set it up. If you followed a guide, which one?
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I followed this guide: http://www.overclock.net/overclock-net-folding-home-team/1048365-ubuntu-setting-up-big-bigadv-p6903.html

I set Cores to 8 instead of 12 as Zodac recommended. I am also using the EXT4 file system (I don't care about the extra hour of uploading, that's fine with me).

The VM is VirtualBox.
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I was just looking at your other posts in Digigami's thread. Over there you're also reporting an error when running the FAH client that sounds like would be important to this. Rather than have this conversation in two places I'm going over to the other thread where there's other guys who have already chimed in on this.
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I was just looking at your other posts in Digigami's thread. Over there you're also reporting an error when running the FAH client that sounds like would be important to this. Rather than have this conversation in two places I'm going over to the other thread where there's other guys who have already chimed in on this.

Sounds good. I made a new post there explaining my current situation.
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Use EXT3, not EXT4. tongue.gif
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How can you not care about an extra hour for uploading? It makes out to more than a half minute that's added to TPF.
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