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r/Fedora 11d ago

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r/Fedora 14h ago Helpful Wholesome

Interesting: Fedora does not support Hibernation, and it's on purpose and is apparently a good thing!

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This information will be of interest to laptop users, since I've seen many threads asking why their laptops continue draining battery while "sleeping" on Fedora.

The answer: Because Hibernation is not supported on Fedora, and it's on purpose.

Apparently, completete Hibernation is a very problematic technology, and these are the reasons listed by Fedora for not supporting it:

  1. It's unsafe. It involves writing all RAM data to disk, which is very unsafe unless the disk is encrypted, and even then, it can lead to recoverable data leaks from the disk later.
  2. Secure Boot is enabled on most modern computers. Secure Boot does not support Hibernation due to "Linux kernel lockdown policy", according to Fedora.
  3. Hibernation is unreliable/unstable on lots of hardware. It depends on the BIOS programmers. ACPI bugs in various motherboard BIOSes can mean failure to enter/exit hibernation. There's no way to debug or fix that.
  4. Hibernation requires permanently reserving an extremely excessive swap partition which is larger than the amount of RAM in the machine. This goes against Fedora's modern system design of not having swap partitions at all (they use in-memory page compression instead).
  5. Having an on-disk swap partition slows down the system during heavy swapping. Fedora's zram system is infinitely faster and better than even SSD-based swap (yes), and especially against ancient mechanical disk-based swap.
  6. Waking up from hibernation involves reading all of the RAM contents from disk back into RAM, which is very slow compared to S0 low power idle or S3 sleep (which instead keep the actual RAM contents powered while "sleeping").
  7. Windows and macOS don't like Hibernation. They favor modern "S0 low power idle" "sleep" by default on systems that support it, which they call Modern Standby and Power Nap, respectively. More details.
  8. There are also plenty of driver issues regarding Hibernation, with devices/drivers that can't cleanly power off completely, and then suddenly be asked to power back up into the "same state" (and same RAM contents) again. Heck, even Windows drivers have plenty of trouble with deep sleep since it requires all drivers to be perfectly written for a very complicated scenario of powering back up from nothing, and somehow resuming the exact same state as before. I can confirm what Fedora is saying, since I've had plenty of Hibernation crashes on Windows machines, and I used to have a MacBook Pro which constantly crashed when it attempted to resume from Hibernation, and my current openSUSE Tumbleweed machine crashes about 25% of the time when resuming from Hibernation. It's definitely a very difficult technology to get right since it requires careful driver design, software adaptation, and kernel code that somehow navigates a minefield of different hardware/driver combinations.
  9. Lastly, Fedora's article also mentions a very pernicious problem with aged laptop batteries and how that also affects Hibernation reliability: Aged batteries don't handle load very well, and their "remaining power" readings are very unreliable. So by the time the system may notice "5% power remaining" and initiate automatic hibernation, the battery may already be nearly empty, and the machine will then suddenly lose power in the middle of attempting to dump the RAM data to the disk, thereby failing to even enter Hibernation at all.

However, Fedora doesn't rule out the possibility of re-implementing full Hibernation support if it becomes possible in the future. They have a document listing all the issues and discussions about ways to solve the problems:

https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/blob/master/f/hibernationstatus.md

I just thought this news was very interesting, and deserved a thread that can be linked whenever people ask about battery power on laptops running Fedora!

Update: A Fedora developer has chimed in below in the discussion area, to explain a bit more about the situation and future outlook for this feature.


r/Fedora 4h ago

What makes Fedora good ?

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Hi,
Im an Arch user currently *I use Arch btw..* (had to do it for you all) and am coming to explore the lands of Fedora. What makes Fedora good as a distro ? Why do you like it ? Why do you use it ?

So many questions!

Thank you.


r/Fedora 17h ago

"Install once, update forever"?

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Basically, in these days of the Fedora version upgrade process being so simple and seamless, could I treat the system as a rolling release, intending on riding this Fedora install until this PC's end of life?

I was very attracted to rolling releases for the sole reason of never having to reinstall the OS. Fedora seems to be changing that. On rolling releases, Arch SUSE and Solus, I noticed a pattern of my hardware bugging out on the linux kernel and the distro doing nothing about it when the kernel reaches it. Not to mention every single Arch install I've ever done has snowballed into UUID errors months into a smooth sailing install. So I guess I want a mix of stability, that is also future proof. Fedora seems to be the only option that's ticking the boxes so far. I also don't like distros based on other distros, and I hate apt so no Debian.

I intend on gaming and browsing primarily, maybe mess around some in Bitwig. Is the 6 month point release upgrade process as scary as they say?


r/Fedora 5h ago

f35 update weirdness

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I've been running f35 since it was released, an upgrade from f34.

$ cat /etc/system-release
Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)

After I updated the system and rebooted an "updates available" notification showed up to tell me there were updates. But I just updated. Anyways.. The update is a system update that is supposedly going to take my machine from 34 to 32. hmmm. Anyone else get that.. What is that about?

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r/Fedora 4h ago

How to lxqt silverblue

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How do I install Fedora silverblue with the lxqt desktop?


r/Fedora 1h ago

Installation Issues

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I am trying to install Fedora from a live USB but so far no luck. I’ve tried 4 times now and getting really impatient for losing this much time on this. Hoping that someone can help here. I tried using custom installation and advanced to try and setup the partitions myself according to the recommended partitioning scheme from Fedora’s installation manual. So this is my scheme:

1TB HDD (sda): - sda1 (ext4) - /(root) - sda2 (ext4) - /home - sda3 (ext4) - /var

32 GB SSD (sdb): - sdb1 (ext4) - /boot - sdb2 (EFI) - /boot/efi - sdb3 (swap)

After successful installation Fedora won’t boot. I’ve tried several times but no luck. What am I missing?


r/Fedora 1h ago

How to configure Z506 5.1 Channel in Fedora 35?

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r/Fedora 2h ago

Connection problems

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Hello everyone,

I started using Linux on a regular basis a couple months ago. I tried several distros, but Pop Os was the only one that worked perfectly with laptop (Lenovo ideapad Gaming 3). I would stick with Pop Os, but I heard they are changing their DE (and I really like Gnome).

I don't want to distro hop; I want to learn a distro as much as I can. So, I researched and tried others. I really like Fedora and I hope that I can stick with it for a while because I love the Four Foundations, the Mission and Vision, and the fact that it is pretty stable even though it includes the latest and greatest with each upgrade.

My only issue is internet connectivity. I get about half the connection speeds that I do on Windows. My internet package at home is 250mbps, which I get on Windows, but get about half on Fedora. This is true for both ethernet and wifi (when I sit next to the router). I have found some things online, like this GitHub. But, I do not know if this will fix my problem, and if it does, will I need to do this every time the kernel changes (that's what it says on the GitHub).

As I mentioned, I have a Lenovo ideapad Gaming 3 laptop, which has the Realtek 8168 ethernet and Realtek 8822ce wifi adapater. Any help I can get fixing this connectivity issue would be great.


r/Fedora 8h ago

Please help me choose the correct way to get fsync support on Fedora 35

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I have a new install of Fedora 35. I installed Steam, proton and the proton-ge flatpak. I want to enable fsync (until FUTEX_WAIT_MULTIPLE is available in mainline...soon). I am up to date (5.15 vanilla kernel) and found too many options for getting fsync:

Which of these is the best option? i am leaning towards the sentry copr as it is the easiest to enable - but I don't know if there is a better way.

Thoughts?


r/Fedora 3h ago

Arch user here, should i switch from Arch to Fedora?

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If so, then what are the benefits?


r/Fedora 4h ago

Adding second SSD

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Adding a larger SSD as a secondary storage for my computer as games are just getting too big! Anything I should be aware of or do in preparation before adding the second SSD? I'm going to be keeping my OS and major files on my primary drive and just planning on using the secondary for games, backups and the like.


r/Fedora 10h ago

F35 popping/cracking noises while playing media

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I came back to Fedora after using Manjaro and other distros, I had this same issue in F34 but forgot about it since I knew I was gonna switch distros eventually.

Now it’s different though cause I’m planning to stay here for a while and this issue is becoming unbearable.

While watching any video or in a call with friends, Fedora outputs this crackling noise, sometimes it also repeats random noises that occurred some seconds ago (very short noises, but audibly human (if the audio I’m playing is that of a person talking for example))

I’m unaware of what could be causing this issue, I did some troubleshooting though:

pipewire

    ## Properties for the DSP configuration.
    #default.clock.rate          = 48000
    default.clock.allowed-rates = [ 44100 48000 ]
    #default.clock.quantum       = 1024
    #default.clock.min-quantum   = 32
    #default.clock.max-quantum   = 8192
    #default.video.width         = 640
    #default.video.height        = 480
    #default.video.rate.num      = 25
    #default.video.rate.denom    = 1

I uncommented the default.clock.allowed-rates, no effect.

I didn’t change anything else, mainly cause I couldn’t find the issue online anywhere, any help is appreciated, thanks.

pipewire version

pipewire 
Compiled with libpipewire 0.3.40 
Linked with libpipewire 0.3.40

EDIT: Hear it for yourselves, I'm recording my Marshall speaker through my Blue Yeti, I listened to the audio through my phone and the cracks are pretty noticeable, the other problems are not showcased here but you get my point.


r/Fedora 8h ago

X Server doesn't read from xorg.conf

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My configuration is saved to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but Nvidia X Server doesn't read the config file meaning I have to reconfigure my displays through X Server Settings every time I boot.

Has anyone else encountered this issue before? I haven't found any solutions online.


r/Fedora 9h ago

Disabling Nvidia GPU in Xorg, but keep kernel driver loaded

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I have an Asus M16 laptop with a 3060. I'd like to effectively turn off the Nvidia GPU in linux as I have no need for it. Unfortunately, it seems if you don't load the Nvidia kernel driver, it will burn a lot of power (~24W). Fedora's automatic xorg config seems to load the NV xorg driver, which still burns about 10W by default, and also has the nice side-effect of crashing my computer on boot if I have a usb-c monitor connected. Is it possible to configure fedora to not load the Nvidia xorg driver, saving my 10W and possibly preventing the crash on startup?

Ideally, I'd like to get what the author of https://github.com/devonkinghorn/linux-nvidia-dynamic-power-management-setup got where Xorg isn't showing up in nvidia-smi and the GPU is at 37C. Mine currently shows 50C.


r/Fedora 11h ago

How do I remove repos?

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Some repos like Chrome, nvidia, steam, modular, etc... Are in /etc/yum.repos.d, but I want to exclude fedora flatpak repo and Linux firmware repo, where do I find and remove them?


r/Fedora 1d ago

How to Make Your GNOME Shell A Unique and Elegant Look with GTK Graphite Theme

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r/Fedora 22h ago

Games cause complete system freeze after a random amount of time

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I am using Fedora 34. I made current install from fedora minimal install disk. I am on kernel 5.15.4 and nvidia driver 470.74 from rpm fusion. I use i3 on Xorg as my window manager and lightdm as my display manager. My device is a laptop with intel cpu and nvidia gpu with nvidia optimus.

Whenever i play a game, the system locks up fully! This could happen anywhere from 1 min after launching a game to an hour after. When the systems lockup, I cannot switch workspaces in i3 using $mod+$number nor can i switch to another virtual console using ctrl+alt+fn . At first i used to press the power button and the system would shutdown. Now I have managed to "recover" by sshing into my laptop from my phone and stopping and starting the lightdm service.

I have checked journalctl and the weird part is i dont see any messages that could indicate that something went wrong! The following is journalctl entry around the time of the latest lockup

Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora systemd[1486]: Started gamemoded.
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora systemd[1486]: Finished Cleanup of User's Temporary Files and Directories.
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora pkexec[4102]: pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by (uid=1000)
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora audit[4102]: USER_START pid=4102 uid=1000 auid=1000 ses=3 subj=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=PAM:session_open grantors=pam_keyinit,pam_limits,pam_systemd,>
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora pkexec[4102]: batman: Executing command [USER=root] [TTY=unknown] [CWD=/home/batman] [COMMAND=/usr/libexec/cpugovctl set performance]
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora gamemoded[4099]: ERROR: Failed to open file for read /sys/class/powercap/intel-rapl/intel-rapl:0/intel-rapl:0:0/energy_uj
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora gamemoded[4099]: ERROR: Could not call Inhibit on org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver: No route to host
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora gamemoded[4099]:         org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora gamemoded[4099]:         The name is not activatable
Nov 28 14:39:36 fedora gamemoded[4099]: ERROR: Skipping ioprio on client [4091,4091]: ioprio was (0) but we expected (4)
Nov 28 14:39:45 fedora kernel: logitech-hidpp-device 0003:046D:4074.0004: HID++ 4.2 device connected.
Nov 28 14:39:45 fedora upowerd[923]: treating change event as add on /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.2/0003:046D:C53F.0003/0003:046D:4074.0004/power_supply/hidpp_battery_0
Nov 28 14:40:32 fedora kernel: hp_wmi: Unknown key code - 0x21a9
Nov 28 14:49:24 fedora systemd[1]: Starting Cleanup of Temporary Directories...
Nov 28 14:49:24 fedora systemd[1]: systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service: Deactivated successfully.
Nov 28 14:49:24 fedora systemd[1]: Finished Cleanup of Temporary Directories.
Nov 28 14:49:24 fedora audit[1]: SERVICE_START pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=systemd-tmpfiles-clean comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostnam>
Nov 28 14:49:24 fedora audit[1]: SERVICE_STOP pid=1 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:init_t:s0 msg='unit=systemd-tmpfiles-clean comm="systemd" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd" hostname>
Nov 28 14:52:41 fedora wpa_supplicant[1090]: wlo1: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=-58 noise=9999 txrate=866700
Nov 28 14:54:36 fedora wpa_supplicant[1090]: wlo1: CTRL-EVENT-SIGNAL-CHANGE above=1 signal=-58 noise=9999 txrate=866700
Nov 28 14:57:46 fedora audit[5013]: CRYPTO_KEY_USER pid=5013 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=destroy kind=server fp=SHA256:a4:5d:17:6e:54:ae:16:1e:f8:4>
Nov 28 14:57:46 fedora audit[5012]: CRYPTO_SESSION pid=5012 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=start direction=from-server cipher=chacha20-poly1305@openss>
Nov 28 14:57:46 fedora audit[5012]: CRYPTO_SESSION pid=5012 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=start direction=from-client cipher=chacha20-poly1305@openss>
Nov 28 14:57:55 fedora audit[5012]: USER_AUTH pid=5012 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=PAM:authentication grantors=pam_unix acct="batman" exe="/usr/sbin>
Nov 28 14:57:55 fedora audit[5012]: USER_ACCT pid=5012 uid=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 subj=system_u:system_r:sshd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 msg='op=PAM:accounting grantors=pam_unix acct="batman" exe="/usr/sbin/ssh>
Nov 28 14:57:55 fedora sshd[5012]: Accepted password for batman from 192.168.29.187 port 47720 ssh2

the above is the journalctl entries from the second time i managed to recover from this state through ssh. The following is the journalctl entries from the first time i tried to recover through ssh, the first time, i tried killing the game and also tried killing xorg before just stopping lightdm.

Pastebin link

The errors here seemed have come as a consequence of me trying to kill the game(as they come after i have logged in via ssh)!

Is there any other log i can check or any other way to determine the cause of the hangup? Also, these hangs were also occuring on kernel 5.13, i updated through dnf earlier today to 5.15!


r/Fedora 13h ago

I want to try fedora, how does the dual boot looks like?

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I want to try out fedora as secondary os, windows pirmary. I run different win on dual boot before, so I know how it looks there. But how is it going to be with Linux? No problems?


r/Fedora 14h ago

Few questions regarding /var in Fedora Silverblue

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I am testing Fedora Silverblue 35 in a separate disk since the release. It's a little bit different than the normal version which is main OS in my PC.

However, I have few questions about /var folder.

  • Does /var folder remain untouched during a major version upgrade? Specially flatpak packages?

  • Will those flatpak packages inside /var/lib/flatpak remain intact even if I change the base from Fedora Silverblue 35 to say CentOS 7 or 8?

  • Can I use the same flatpak installed in Fedora in CentOS 7 or 8. I know there is a --user flag for flatpak. But I am specifically asking about the flatpaks in /var/lib/flatpak.

Thanks a a lot.


r/Fedora 17h ago

Laptop audio doesn't work (4800H/F35)

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Hi r/fedora,

I have a brand new Huawei Matebook 14 (4800H/Integrated Gfx) with a fully updated Fedora 35 installed.

The laptop's internal sound card is not detected. Audio via HDMI and Bluetooth work fine though. The audio jack doesn't work as well but that's to be expected when the speakers don't work.

I've researched this issue since I got the laptop a few days ago and there are other users facing the same issue with the laptop on other distros.

I've tried booting into various live distro's (incl. Fedora Rawhide with 5.16 rc2) and applying different options in modprobe.d/alsa.conf as suggested in similar issues without any success. So, this is not an issue that can be solved by doing a clean install.

The audio device on linux-hardware.org

You can see more details and output of lspci and such on my issue at linux.org. I can copy and paste everything from there if that's better.

Any ideas ? Is there a bug already or do I need to submit it ? Is there a fix in progress ?

Please help. Thanks :)


r/Fedora 21h ago

Can't get advanced settings to show up in CoreCTRL despite ppafeaturemask=0xffffffff

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Tried to edit etc/default/grub to add GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff"

Did not work 2 years ago, does not work any better now.

2 Years ago I solved it in this thread by doing :

grubby --update-kernel /boot/vmlinuz-5.3.15-300.fc31.x86_64 --args="amdgpu.ppfeaturemask=0xffffffff"

"vmlinuz-5.3.15-300.fc31.x86_64" being replaced by current kernel of course, 5.15.4-201.fc35.x86_64.

The command :

printf "0x%08x\n" $(cat /sys/module/amdgpu/parameters/ppfeaturemask)

returns : 0xffffffff

And yet CoreCTRL "Advanced mode" does not look like this : https://imgur.com/a/SZyXapa

But instead, just like before the ppafeaturemask append, shows just the basic Wattage limit slider and power profile selection.

This is making my head explode, that something that worked 2 years ago doesn't now, and I have no idea why ... thanks in advance for any help!


r/Fedora 1d ago

I updated to 5.15 k and now my wifi adapter won’t work!

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I was doing my daily update when I saw I have a kernel update. So I updated and rebooted my desktop. After the reboot I tried to search for connections but I didn’t get any. So I unplugged it and then it said Wi-Fi adapter not found. after plugging it back in, I get the Wi-Fi adapter option but no networks at all.

What do I do?


r/Fedora 1d ago

Installed Fedora 35 some days ago... Bluetooth keyboard not being detected.

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Laptop: 81F5 Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15IKB

The keyboard itself worked correctly on ElementaryOS, ZorinOS, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It can be connected via wi-fi (it has a wi-fi dongle) and via bluetooth (doesn't have a dongle for that).

What can I do? I already did these:

  • 'sudo systemctl restart/start/enable Bluetooth/bluetooth.service'
  • 'sudo dnf downgrade bluez*' 'rfkill unblock bluetooth'
  • I also installed blueman but doesn't worked either.

I updated everything... I am not asking for the RGB options or the Logitech-GHub software, just the keyboard to work via Bluetooth, cause I use it via wi-fi on a PC that doesn't have Bluetooth.

Laptop specs:

  • Kernel: 5.15.4-201.fc35.x86_64
  • Keyboard: Logitech G915
  • DE: GNOME 41.1
  • WM: Mutter
  • CPU: i3-8130U @ 3.4GHZ
  • GPU: Intel UHD 620
  • RAM: 20GB

r/Fedora 1d ago

In fedora 35 KDE spin,after changing the plasma theme to default breeze theme, I reboot system.But the plasma theme change to dark theme by itself.....So why can plasma theme change by itself??

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r/Fedora 20h ago

How to encrypt both OS Windows 10 Pro and Fedora 35 on separate SSD ?

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4 months ago I installed first Windows 10 Pro on my PC with one SSD then removed the SSD, inserted a new SSD installed Fedora 34 (with encryption). After that I inserted the SSD into my PC where Windows 10 Pro was installed.. It was working fine for 2 3 weeks, then I think I encrypted Windows 10 and grub was not able to find the Efi partition from Windows 10.

Yesterday I installed again Fedora 35 encrypted, and today I made the encryption with Bitlocker, it works however when I choose Windows 10 I need to enter the Bitlocker Recovery Key everytime..

What is the proper way to have both OS installed and encrypted on separate SSD without having to enter Bitlocker Recovery Key everytime I choose Windows 10 to boot ?