I installed yesterday Ubuntu following the 'click and play' instructions of the (nicely done) ubuntu website. I used WUBI. Its installed in a partition of a drive that mainly has a Windows 7 install.
After several problems I realized mount.ntfs was often taking above 90% of the CPU which caused the system to hang / become unresponsive etc.
I did some research and I saw that the ntfs-3g driver has some bugs. I also read that WUBI was not a good medium to install ubuntu.
My questions are:
1) if wubi is not reliable why is it promoted so heavily on the website? 2) Would installing another distribution or even FreeBSD work better? 3) Would installing Ubuntu on an external drive of the file system type that Linux works with solve the problem?