grub menu is automatically skipped

JB jb.1234abcd at
Mon Aug 23 17:30:01 UTC 2010

Greg Woods <woods <at>> writes:

> On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 16:59 +0000, JB wrote:
> > Now, to try to accommodate your idea, the obvious requirement would be to
> > have a private hibernation area/file (swap file ?) for each
> > OS/distro/kernel's machine state.
> Only the OS's that you care about hibernating. With just a Linux swap
> partition, it is possible to hibernate Linux, boot Windows, shut down
> Windows, then resume Linux.

But if you present a menu selection between one Linux (hibernated) and Win, then
the user, immediatelly or after finishing with Win, may decide to NOT return to
last hibernated Linux, but instead select another Linux menu item, and then
the bets are off.

> Multiple versions of Linux can be hibernated simultaneously as well, as
> long as they each have their own separate swap partition.

But this is not practical - you can not foresee how many Linux/kernel menu 
selection items will be available (subject to potential hibernation). Having
the ability to create ad hoc swap partitions would be a practical impossibility.


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