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.
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.
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...