grub menu is automatically skipped

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Tue Aug 24 14:29:48 UTC 2010

On 08/24/2010 02:13 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 15:42:38 -0500, Aaron wrote:
>> Either get rid of the hibernate option or arrange for the Boot
>> process to detect the record of the system state saved by hibernate.
>> Currently hibernate is useless.
> What is useless about it? Have you ever used it before?
>> Soo ir might as well not to have
>> hibernate to confuse people.
> Where is the confusion? Linux and Windows don't share their swap partition
> with eachother, so a Suspend-To-Disk option in addition to Suspend-To-RAM
> is useful.

Actually, it *is* possible (with a little work) for Windows and Linux to
share the swap partition.


Google for "Linux Windows share swap", you'll get a lot of hits.

The gist of it is:

1) create a Windows partition (FAT32) for Windows to put its swap
partition in.

2) shutdown Windows and boot Linux.  Compress the Windows partition into
a small file.

3) Modify Linux start-up to do a mkswap on the partition during startup
and to restore the windows partition during shutdown (not hibernation).

Let the confusion reign.

Kevin J. Cummings
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