Intrepid's gnome-session will easilly cause serious user data loss

Markus Hitter mah at
Thu Oct 30 07:18:26 UTC 2008

Am 29.10.2008 um 20:52 schrieb Phillip Susi:

> Markus Hitter wrote:
>> Glad to see standby and suspend getting more attention.
>> For the records, I'm even dual-booting two suspended states on  
>> the  same computer. Using Grub, I can choose wether to resume the   
>> suspended (hibernated) Windows XP or the suspended Intrepid.  
>> Works  like a charm.
> Just make sure you do not mount any of the same partitions in both  
> OSes.  For example, if you mount the windows NTFS partition from  
> Ubuntu while windows is hibernated, it will cause corruption.

Actually, Ubuntu's ntfs3g detects this situation and refuses to mount  
a hibernated volume. I'm not sure about the other way. But there are  
similar pitfalls, like booting a different kernel (unfortunately  
doesn't fail).


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Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter

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