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I have lately moved my ruby to another framework (MetaSploit in specific)  from Ruby on  Rails. Dont mistake me, i am still Ruby on rails fan. As i set up my backtrack 5,  the system sometimes hibernate and when i want to resume the system could not  hence forcing me to cold reboot.

I came across a bunch of ideas on different forums on the internet but there is one that worked like a charm. If you are undergoing the same problem kindly follow the following simple steps. Copyright to BackTrack .

1. Open /boot/grub/grub.cfg in nano
2. find following line

/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.6 root=UUID=<your disk uuid> ro text splash vga=791There will be some hex characters in place of <your disk uuid>

3. Insert resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/<your swap disk UUID> before the ‘ro text splash vga=’ . It should look lite this

/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.6 root=UUID=<your disk uuid> resume=/dev/disk/by-uuid/<your swap disk UUID goes here> ro text splash vga=791
Do not forget to replace <your swap disk UUID goes here> with actual UUID of your swap disk.
Save and exit. Now hibernate your system and boot again, it should start resuming from hibernate.


About Samuel K Itotia

IT Project Consultant, Bachelor of Computer Science holder, Microsoft Certified IT Professional. Certified Google Apps Cloud Deployment specialist and Trainer. Passionate on the new trends of Technology. He will always share it with the world.

One Response so far.

  1. Jens says:

    Ensure that there is only one SWAP partition.
    I had set up 2, i don’t know really why.
    After I removed one pm-hibernate works fine


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