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[Solved] Windows 7 can't hibernate.


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Hey guys, I have Lion working and Chameleon is set as the bootloader. I boot into Windows via Cham but Windows can't hibernate. I have it installed on one HD.

Here's how I installed it:
  • Installed Windows 7
  • Install Lion on top of it under a partition.
  • Boot broke and I got boot0 errors so I had to manually install Chameleon. (I have one of those 4kb harddrives)
  • So it all works now. When I turn it on boot0 flashes and Chameleon loads.
So what could I do? I am thinking to set the Windows partition active... but then Chameleon wont load and Ill have issues booting into Lion.

Kinda confused. Help?

Thanks :)

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Ah the joys of MBR, 4k sector drives and Windows requiring an active partition..

This is a known issue. In addition to not being able to hibernate, you will not be able to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1.

When installing Chameleon, use boot0md instead of boot0/boot0hfs.
http://forum.voodoop...8.html#msg10398

Chameleon doesn't have to be on an active partition.

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Ah.. almost there.

So after installing Chameleon to boot0md do I set Windows partition as active? Or let it be..

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I believe being on an active partition is a requirement for Windows to work properly.

For a better understanding of what you're doing, read this as well:
http://forum.voodoop...5.html#msg11495

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Woo now this was a fun experience. All works well. Thanks Gringo Vermelho!

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Cool, well done. I have never tried running OS X and Windows from the same drive myself.

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You should give it a try. Gets you heavy geek points among your friends ;)

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Dude I have so many geek points I could open up a store.

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Haha forgot I was talkin to a mod xD

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I too have been experiencing the same problem, hoping you guys could help.
Windows 7 won't go into hibernate, it just turns black for a bit then comes back on. This can be annoying if I forget, shut it into sleep, and 10-20 minutes later it goes from sleep to hibernate and just turns right back on.

I've restored the MBR to the default Windows 7 loader, and then Windows 7 successfully hibernates.
I then used a live CD to go into my OSX partition and used Chameleon Wizard to install the newest Chameleon to boot0md.
I then went back into Windows 7, tested hibernate, and it doesn't work again.
I've used Easeus partition master to check if windows 7 is active, but it's status is "boot" so for that reason I can't change it to active. Any other partition on my drive I can change to active.

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boot= active





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