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Old 06-16-2002, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hibernating Linux on Workstation

I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to make Linux hibernate. By hibernating, I mean that the machine makes a physical copy of the RAM to disk and then shuts down. Upon restarting the machine, the copy of RAM is recopied back to RAM so that the user can continue working as if he had not shutdown the machine. I know this can be done on laptops but I was wondering if there was a way to do this on a normal workstation. It would be great to get this feature on Linux as it is one of the few nice features that I've found on Windows and haven't yet found how to enable/configure under Linux. Thanks in advance.
Old 06-17-2002, 02:27 AM   #2
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It can be done. I canīt remember just how, but i have made it possible sometime ago. I remember i did through one of the howtos at . First of all you need a hibernate partition, which should be the amount of your ram + a couble of MB. And i also think you should have APM support in your kernel.

Otherwise check Itīs surely descriped there, just port it to your desktop computer

-Sorry for the lame answer
Old 06-26-2002, 03:41 PM   #3
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Didn't have much luck finding what you mentioned. I can't believe that no one else on this forum ever thought that this was useful and found a way to make their workstation hibernate/suspend-to-disk. Anybody forget to mention their solution? Waiting to hear from you...


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