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Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks Without Swap, Part 1

Feb 26, 2010, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by A. Lizard)

"This two-part series provides complete information on how to set up hibernate/suspend in a Linux netbook solid-state drive (SSD) environment under the conditions that exist in real-world netbooks. In this environment, warranty considerations frequently outweigh technical considerations, as you attempt to set up your netbook without voiding the hardware warranty.

"While this article was based on the Asus Eee PC 900 operating under a Kubuntu-Jaunty KDE 4.2.2 environment, the information contained here should be helpful for users running Ubuntu under GNOME, as well as for people who want to set up hibernation and suspend on netbooks in general.

"Part 1 (this article) explains how hibernation/suspend schemes work and the differences between optimal setup on a regular hard drive versus a solid-state drive environment. In many cases, a userspace swap file is preferable to a regular drive partition. We'll go through sizing and setup of a userspace swap file, and you'll see how to install the uswsusp suspend/hibernation package."

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