I have a Windows 7 Sony Vaio laptop. I have created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 and have tried Ubuntu and like it. I would like to have it alongside Windows 7.
When I boot from the USB, I receive lots of messages scrolling by until eventually the Ubuntu logo appears and Ubuntu starts. The boot takes at least a minute or two. My question is, is this long boot process only for the USB boot? If I install from the USB, will subsequent Ubuntu startups from my hard drive be quicker, without all the messaging? Or is there a problem with my USB and I need to re-create the USB?