Re: Hibernating Vaio..how
> Debian List wrote:
> > I set up a partition at the end of my drive which should be used for
> > hibernating. I have a sony pcg c1xs and am i supposed to just do apm
> > -s. Cause that doesnt suspend to disk. What im really asking is how do
> > you call the bios to take over and suspend everything to disk
> I bought my sony vaio refurbished. It didn't come with the necessary
> partition to do the hibernation functions. You need to create the
> partition. But what you really need is the phdisk.exe utitlity on your
> disk images that you got from sony.
The fact that phdisk.exe works means you should also be able to use
the linux based lphdisk.... http://www.procyon.com/~pda/lphdisk/
> Not only does the partition need to be the right size, it must be of the
> right type, and then the utility tells the bios about the hibernation
> partition. Without all of this setup up propery it doesn't matter what
> keys you hit or apm -s.. it won't work.
The size needed is the size of your memory, plus the size of your video
memory, plus a small amount for overhead. (rounding up a cylinder boundary
worth is usually fine). The partition has to be of type a0 which linux
fdisk calls "Thinkpad hibernate". Hey, that reminds me, I ought to file
a bug with the fdisk maintainers, that ought to be "Phoenix hibernate".
> But it should still suspend to dram nicely.
Anyways, hope that helps :)
* Heather Stern * star@ many places...