write state to swap for multi-os boot
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Sun Jan 2 07:09:51 PST 2005
Eric Kjeldergaard <kjelderg at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Has anyone considered or accomplished allowing FreeBSD to write it's
> > > current state (including window manager, windows, etc) to swap and
> > > allowing a subsequent reload of the system to last state? This would be
> > > sort of like the sleep mode of a laptop, but would allow the user to boot
> > > into another OS (like Winblows) briefly and then resume their FreeBSD
> > > system state. I'd love to use FreeBSD as my primary desktop, but there may
> > > be times where I'll need to boot into Windows for apps that don't run
> > > under Wine. Since I tend to have a lot of application windows open, it's a
> > > PITA to have to reload everything on boot. Thoughts?
> > This isn't a direct answer to your question, but you might want to have
> > a look at vmware.
> vmware and qemu (open source semi-alternative) are good ways to
> accomplish booting Windows from inside of FreeBSD.
Actually, not really, as I've been unable to make modern versions of
VMWare work on FreeBSD.
But it's a great way to boot Linux under Windows, or FreeBSD under
either, or have multiple OSes running simultaneously under a single
> What you want,
> however, is something that has been on the wishlist for a little while
> now. Suspend-to-RAM has been around and works fine for a while, but
> Suspend-to-disc (which Linux currently has) is yet to be written.
> There have been suggestions of saving the RAM to swap space and
> shutting down. I hope to see someone put this into action soon. It'd
> be a great feature. (Especially for mobiles)
I agree that it would be a great feature. I was just offering a potential
alternative until it's written.
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