partition sizes

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at
Fri Mar 5 07:52:19 PST 2010

David Shaw wrote:
> Simon Geard wrote:
> I vaguely remember reading somewhere that, if you use hibernation, your 
> computer's state is stored to the swap space.  So, if you have 2GB of 
> RAM and only 1GB of swap then hibernate would fail.

That is my understanding, as well.

> Of course, I could have got totally the wrong end of the stick and be 
> talking complete nonsense here.

I don't know that on those machines which can hibernate, that
they can do so to a file. They may require a swap partition,
which is guaranteed to be a contiguous segment of disc
beginning with a given sector.

> David Shaw

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