Re: hibernate & sleep problem with dual boot opensuse 11.4 and windows 7;
I don't use hibernate. But I think it would work if I wanted to try it.
Originally Posted by ezequielfretes
Here's how my laptop is setup.
Windows 7 was installed first (at the factory - I had to shrink its partition to make room for openSuSE).
openSuSE is installed on several logical partitions, with grub installed on the extended partition.
Once I had linux up and running, I copied the grub boot sector to a Windows partition:
Next, I made the Windows main partition the active partition, so that Window 7 would boot.
# dd if=/dev/sda4 of=/windows/D/bootsect.lnx count=1
I then setup the Windows boot manager to start linux (it really starts grub). To see how to do this, use a google search for "bcdedit linux" (without the quotes). You will find several references on how to set that up.
When Windows next starts, there should be a prompt allowing you to select between Windows and linux. If you select linux, you will get the normal grub boot screen.
You can now please yourself as to whether to make Windows or grub (the extended partition) the active one. But, based on your experimenting, if you want windows hibernation to work you had better make it Windows. As far as I know, linux will hibernate either way.
opensuse factory; KDE 4.13.80 (main desktop);
opensuse 13.1, KDE 4.11.5 (laptop);