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Installing Debian on dual boot terms has disabled hibernate in Windows 7.

The solution according to this thread is to make use of Grub's "makeactive" option. I don't understand. What is the poster suggesting I should do? I don't have to reinstall Grub do I? Can I just edit a config file or something?

I've never had this problem before and I've made many Linux installations alongside Windows before while maintaining the hibernate function in Windows. Does anybody know why I lost it this time?

System: Deb 6 testing 32 bit, dually running with Win 7 32 bit Pro

Afterthought: one of the differences with this particular installation is I am not sure if GRUB was installed to the MBR or to the Linux partition. A) How would I check? and B) would reinstalling GRUB to the MBR if it is not already, restore hibernate on the Windows 7 side?

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Dual-boot and hibernate make a very dangerous combination. I've had some major data-loss because I modified a filesystem in Linux then hibernated, and accidentally booted into Windows. This problem isn't worth fixing unless you make sure you never mount Windows partitions in Linux. (or vice versa). –  wm_eddie Sep 13 '11 at 6:49
    
Really? I didn't know. The problem is I'm a poweruser and in fact hibernate has become so essential to me I have no way of working without it. I routinely do research and have my work open in a prolific number of windows (20-70 browser tabs for e.g.), and I cannot practically shut down without a tremendous effort to save everything and reopen each time. I have multiple work sessions a day and cannot leave my laptop on while I'm away from powerpoints, so hibernate has revolutionised the way I work. I have always dual-booted and I never had this problem until my latest linux installation... –  ptrcao Sep 13 '11 at 8:23
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This worked for me. See this post.

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