|Adept||Aug 5, 1997 6:09 am|
|Nate Williams||Aug 5, 1997 9:57 am|
|Mark Diekhans||Aug 5, 1997 10:36 am|
|Hiroyuki HANAI||Aug 5, 1997 9:49 pm|
|Adept||Aug 7, 1997 1:34 am|
|Andrew Gordon||Aug 7, 1997 9:15 am|
|Hiroyuki HANAI||Aug 7, 1997 6:49 pm|
|HOSOKAWA Tatsumi||Aug 7, 1997 9:25 pm|
|Larry S. Marso||Aug 8, 1997 7:43 am|
|Larry S. Marso||Aug 8, 1997 7:45 am|
|Hiroyuki HANAI||Aug 8, 1997 8:24 am|
|Satoshi Asami||Aug 8, 1997 1:14 pm|
|HOSOKAWA Tatsumi||Aug 8, 1997 4:54 pm|
|Takeshi Ohashi||Aug 8, 1997 7:36 pm|
|Hiroyuki HANAI||Aug 9, 1997 1:15 am|
|Hiroyuki HANAI||Aug 9, 1997 1:41 am|
|Takeshi Ohashi||Aug 9, 1997 2:24 am|
|Michael Smith||Aug 12, 1997 8:14 pm|
|Subject:||Re: Libretto 50 and FSD|
|From:||Hiroyuki HANAI (han...@astec.co.jp)|
|Date:||Aug 7, 1997 6:49:48 pm|
From: Andrew Gordon <ar...@arg1.demon.co.uk>
The most likely hazzard I have observed so far is that, unlike the several Toshibas I have owned previously, the 'suspend' mode suspends to disk (rather than just continuing to refresh the DRAM while suspended).
Yes, Toshiba calls this `hibernation', i.e. the memory image is dumped into the last region of the hard disk and the Libretto really hibernates! This is very good for the life of battery, but it takes long time, about 30 seconds, to suspend/resume.
The FDISK partitioning on the disk looks like:
off size end name Ptype Desc subtype 0 63 62 - 6 unused 0 63 1520001 1520063 wd0s1 2 fat 6 1520064 72576 1592639 - 6 unused 0
If you use the FDISK.EXE on DOS, the last region will not be shown.
I don't know whether the suspend function just uses the last 32M of the disc regardless, or if it looks for a suitable partition or what - I suspect I may find out shortly!
Yes, you are right. In hibernation, the memory image is placed on the last 32MB slice of the hard disk. So, you must take care of it when you install FreeBSD. You must leave the last 32MB region unused.
Given that the floppy occupies the only PCMCIA slot, it looks like a parallel-port install (PLIP) is the sensible way to go.
PLIP or SLIP is one solution but you can take faster and easier way. I recommend to use PAO-ready boot floppy(bootpao). When the booting of sysinstall is completed, bootpao tells you to change the PC-card with appropriate one, such as Ethernet card for network install, SCSI card for CD-ROM install. When you change the card, bootpao probe and recognize it automatically, and you can install in usual way!
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