grub menu is automatically skipped

Aaron Konstam akonstam at
Mon Aug 23 20:49:31 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 17:30 +0000, JB wrote:
> 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.
Somewhere the point is missed. The whole point of hibernate is to be
able to return to the same operating system in the same state.
If you want to switch from Linux to Windows, restart does that.
> > 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.
> JB

Aaron Konstam <akonstam at>

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