Hibernating a desktop machine

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Oct 29 12:58:19 UTC 2007

Donn wrote:

> Thx - will look into pmi and/or acpid. Kind of scared to type hibernate on
> the cli, but what the heck. (Hope it all comes back..)

No need to be scared - first time, unmount any partitions you don't need,
then use "sudo sync" to make sure all your disc buffers are flushed,

If it doesn't resume, no harm is done.  More likely, if it doesn't work, it
will fail to hibernate and won't shut down, so even less likely to be a

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