Hibernate brokes my swap partition.

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Mon Mar 13 16:42:29 UTC 2006

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Josué Alcalde González wrote:
>>El lun, 13--2006 a las 07:22 -0500, Michael R. Head escribió:
>>>On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 01:54 +0100, Josué Alcalde González wrote:
>>>>I am using dapper. I installed dapper flight 3 and it is updated.
>>>>When I try to hibernate, all things seem to be ok.
>>>>The screen becomes a black screen and the computer is switched off.
>>>>When I start the system, it doesn't recover from hibernate and starts
>>>>as a normal start.
>>>>I thought my laptop didn't support hibernation, but I have realized
>>>>that my swap partition is not recognized after hibernation. I have to
>>>>reformat it because gparted report an unknown system-file.
> That's no evidence that your laptop doesn't support hibernation, though I
> expect it really does.  Hibernation deliberately writes its own signature
> into the swap partition, so it may need reformatting if restore fails.

Can someone explain or give me a URL of how this works?  How can it use the swap 
partition?  Let's say I have 512mb ram and 1g swap.  I run some apps that use 
all the ram and all but 100mb of swap.  What happens when it hibernates?


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