[ltp] Creating Hibernation file
Sat, 22 Nov 2003 12:56:49 +0000
I have a T23. I used to have a fat16 (or maybe fat32) dos partition
(no windows installed) in which I created a hibernation file using
the utility from the IBM website. This worked partially but there
was always corruption of the screen in virtual terminals
(Ctrl-Alt-Fn key) and it didn't work too well with KDE etc - e.g.
always logged out automatically.
Recently I restored XP and lost the hibernation file. I then
experimented a bit.
I reduced the size of the XP partition by half a gig (using the disk
partitioning tool on a mandrake 9.1 install CD). I did not create a
partition in the new space which was after the XP partition
(/dev/hda1) and before the mandrake partitions (/dev/hda5, 6 and
I then booted from the hibernation-creation floppy and tried the
'create hibernation partition' option and off it went. There seemed
to be no way to choose a partition to use and I was getting ready
to see my XP and/or linux partitions disappear but in fact it had
recognised the unused space in the middle of the drive>
Since then, both sleep and hibernation work much better with no
screen corruption at all. Nor am I logged out of KDE. In fact it
works just as I had always assumed it would - all open apps are
restored to the state they were in before sleep/hibernation.
Sometimes it is necessary to restart sound or the network but
that's not a problem.
All usual disclaimers apply but it worked for me.
One question - sleep and hibernation only work if AC is
disconnected. Is this usual? Obviously it can be argued that if the
AC is connected then no form of suspend is necessary.