Novice query: Installation Help

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Oct 2 16:00:35 UTC 2013

On 2 October 2013 16:31, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> I have to understand know 'hibernation' before using it!
> It is a desktop or a laptop?
> There are two ways to put a computer to sleep so that it uses less (or
> no) power and you can pick up exactly where you were later, with all
> your files and programs open where they were.
> #1 is called Suspend mode. In this, your computer is asleep but the
> RAM is kept alive. When you open the lid, it comes straight back to
> where it was in a second or 2. But it still uses some power, so a
> notebook on batteries will go flat.
> #2 is called Hibernation. This way, the computer saves its memory to
> disk, then turns right off. It uses no power at all but it takes a
> minute to do it. When you turn it back on, instead of booting up
> normally, it reloads the memory image and picks up where it left off.
> Again, it takes a minute.

I believe hibernation has not been supported on Ubuntu since 12.04, or
possibly earlier.


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