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Re: Suspend to disk.

> On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 09:08:11AM -0700, Heather wrote:
> > If it is a typical Phoenix BIOS, raw partitions for hibernate can be 
> > anywhere on the disk.  This isn't just "known" this is tested, as I've
> > got a quite happy machine with a partition smack in the middle. (I was 
> > moving it around messing with sizes of other things.)
> I just installed Debian on my laptop so I've been following this
> discussion with a great deal of interest.  I have the opposite problem
> from everyone else -- suspend and hibernate work fine, despite the
> fact that linux reports 
> apm: BIOS not found
> when booting.  The hard drive also shuts down after a few minutes of
> idleness, even though hdparm isn't installed.
Sufficiently well designed motherboards really can keep the actions within
a fast enough cycle.

Try adding
to your lilo.conf stanza for your kernel.

> Some particulars on my box:
> - Compaq Presario 1700 model 17XL260
> - PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.C   03 - 00
> - Debian Potato
> - Win98 on hda1
> I don't have any idea where the bios is saving its restore information
> when it hibernates.  There wasn't a separate hibernation partition.  I
> suppose it must be saving to a file somewhere but I don't know where.

Often reserved at the end of disk.  beware of accidentally writing over it
if you haven;t found it...
> My problem is that, since the kernel doesn't recognize my APM bios, I
> can't tell how much battery life I have left.  Guess you can't have
> everything :-).  Give a choice, I'd probably give up hibernation if I
> could monitor the battery.  It doesn't take too long to boot up.
> Walt

You could try experimenting with ACPI, if the box is new enough to have
that.  Gosh, I suppose it's possible you've found a beastie with ACPI and
no APM?  I'm not sure how old or new that Presario is.

* Heather * star@ many places...

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