Boot Camp and hibernate compatibility?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Oats, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Oats macrumors regular

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    On Windows XP, you can hibernate your system (dumps RAM to the hard drive and powers down... you boot up much quicker, and pick up right where you left off). I use hibernate all the time on my PC.

    What news of hibernate and compatibility with Dual-boot Intel Macs? Also, does OS X allow hibernating? It seems like this would be a great way to switch from one OS from the other, faster than a complete reboot, though of course not as nice as Parallels' solution. Has anyone tried this?
     
  2. 2ndPath macrumors 6502

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    I think I tried it on Windows on my MBP and it worked. On OS X it is essentially possible on all macs which support "safe sleep" (I think that is, how it is called). The default setup however is a combination of normal sleep and hibernation as a fall back option in case the power is lost during sleep mode. However there are ways to change this behaviour. If you search for "hibernate mac os x" on google, you will find some information on this.
     
  3. boltgirl macrumors newbie

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    I would seriously advise anyone using Windows on a mac to turn the hibernate function off. It totally hoses the partition, and has given me months of grief, plus about 100 hours worth of figuring out what the hell is wrong with my computer. My mac hard drive has had constant system failures, so I've had to erase the disc and reinstall multiple times, and the windows partition has needed to be repaired with the windows start-up disc, too. Here's what finally worked for me (start reading at the "Let me Fix it Myself" section), and don't worry if you're not techy, neither was I, and I managed just fine... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920730#LetMeFixItMyselfAlways
     

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