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Re: Suspend to disk partition on ThinkPad T20

On Tue, Mar 13, 2001 at 04:22:18PM +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 March 2001 15:23, Alexander Clouter wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Russell Coker wrote:
> > > I have not seen any facility in IBM laptops to do this.  All the
> > > facilities that I have used have been based on the "ps2.exe" program
> > > which uses space on an existing partition.  The space requirement is RAM
> > > + Video RAM + a small amount.
> >
> > On the old thinkpads they used to use a partition of type a0, however it
> > seems that more recent thinkpads only support the DOS file suspend.
> > BUGGER.  However you may find that its an "undocumented" feature.  Try
> > creating the partition and see what happens.  I imagine IBM removed this
> > feature because people couldn't understand the existance of anything but
> > FAT partitions, this probably caused problems for re-installs.
> >
> > Create a partition of type a0 and see what the BIOS says when you suspend.
> > If it doesn't work....then make a DOS partition and live with it.
> I've just tried a partition of type A0 and it doesn't work.
> Making a DOS partition is a problem as I don't have Windows installed and it 
> seems that there is no DOS software to setup such a partition.
> Hmm.  Could someone with a DOS partition setup please tell me the name and 
> attributes of such a file?  Maybe if I use a file with the right name and 
> attributes it'll just work...
The BIOS needs to know the offset of the file, of course.

As soon as you move it you're screwed.

Andreas Mohr

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