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Getting APM to work on linux (or on win2000 for that matter). When made my laptop a Dual Boot RedHat/Windows2000 machine, one bad side effect was that somewhere along the way I lost the ability to hibernate. I feel this was in conjuction with a Windows Update, but I can't say for sure. This page details what I did to get it working for Win2000, and Red Hat. up the

The Dell Support site contains a link to their RPM. http://support.dell.com/us/en/filelib/download/download.asp?fileid=R24695&format=25930&sid=INS_PNT_P3CG_8000&lang=EN&lib=0&os=LIN&searchtype=filter&devid=1133&type=UTIL

It says you need to use mks2d.exe before hand. This program sets up Suspend-to-Disk (rms2d.exe will remove it). Get it here

Technical docs:

  • Dell TT1038352: How do I create a Linux suspend-to-disk (S2D) utility diskette for my portable computer?
  • Dell RG1021633: How do I recreate the Suspend to Disk (S2D), or Save-to-Disk, file or partition on a Dell Inspiron portable computer?

    According to the later document, I'd be completely hosed, since my partition allocated for hibernating is too small (I need memory + Video Memory * 1.01 + 2 MB = 512 + 32 *1.01 +2 MB= 546.32MB (say 550MB))

    But the first document says that you can do it, as long as you have unpartitioon space of the above size and a free primary partition.

    Argh, what a pain. Reducing the size of partitions is no fun at all.

    I grabbed parted from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ which will resize/copy etc certain partition types. My partion types are Fat32, ext2, and ext3. Although the documentation says it only supports detect for ext3, the changelog says it now supports ext3 resizing. Sounds scarey? Yep, be careful what you do!

    Resize Partition (not completed).

    Last Change: Monday, 10-Jan-2005 07:41:36 EST


    The information provided within these pages is provided AS IS, and without any warranty. Following these directions may (but not limited to) crash your computer, delete all the information on your hard disk, open up security holes or cause your house to burn down. I made these pages to provide some information about the setup that I have done, but I did not proofread it for correctness, and in most cases did not test it. There are commands in these pages that would definately delete or corrupt all the data on your computer (especially the dualboot section). In fact it happened to me.... So you are on your own!

    Cameron Gregory