It seems like an easier step would be to partition Windows during the installation process. There used to be a way to do this. Is partitioning a Windows drive no longer possible during the installation process?
Install gnome-tweak-tool software from YAST. That will allow you to set the hibernate function on laptop close.It seems like an easier step would be to partition Windows during the installation process. There used to be a way to do this. Is partitioning a Windows drive no longer possible during the installation process?
I made a dual install for my laptop a while back on a laptop that came with Windows 7 already installed. I had upgraded to Windows 10, and since it was the home edition, I had no control over when it updated. I used to take the laptop out and sometimes use it on public WiFi, but it would update without my consent. I then decided to install openSuSE on it. I used a third party partition manager to repartition the Windows Drive, then installed openSuSE which uses Grub as the boot loader. Grub still saw Windows 7 as an active OS, so I had to tell Grub to ignore it. But once I did that, the boot loader still had openSuSE and Windows 10 as boot options.
If I could get openSuSE to hibernate properly on closing the laptop cover, I would just drop Windows altogether; however, for some reason, the hibernate on closing the cover feature for openSuSE does not work properly - it sleeps the PC instead.
Now, whenever I want to use public WiFi, I use openSuSE and rarely connect Windows to the internet even though I upgraded it to the Pro version.
Thanks. Is the same thing available for KDE? I'm running KDE. The setting to hibernate on laptop lid close is in there, it just does not work properly.Install gnome-tweak-tool software from YAST. That will allow you to set the hibernate function on laptop close.
How about dual boot on separate drives? Lots cleaner.
Not really. Especially if the drives are MBR.This is doable. However, while the installation might be easier, your rig would now be tied down to the multiple drives, since the MBR would point to a bootloader on two separate drives. Thus, if you remove one of the drives (or sometimes, if you add a new drive), grub might not be able to pull up and give you your OS choices as originally desired.
Effectively, you'd have to retroactively "fix" the MBR and bootloaders, and get grub to update its directory if that happens. So technically, there is nothing stopping you (and yes, it might be considered cleaner) - but probably not the ideal route for a beginner, nor would it be encouraged unless you are ready to start debugging master boot records and bootloaders.
UPDATE - I looked at the titles of the available packages, and it does not look like there is anything similar - though I did not review package descriptions. Like I said, the setting to hibernate on laptop cover close is in KDE, but it does not function properly - at least on my hardware, anyway.I would think so.
Hyper v in windows pro is type 1 hypervisor. ít is much faster than type 2 such as vmware workstation.My preference would be to use WSL2 or virtualize Linux. I spent a half a day Saturday installing CentOS into a VMWare Workstation Pro VM and installing all of the development tools I needed. My PC is fast enough that the the Linux VM runs almost as fast as if it were the host OS.