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I have a laptop which comes with a 20GB SSD hibernation partition, but I want to install Linux and use half of that SSD drive as a swap partition. In the case that it breaks, during installation, how would I recreate a new hibernation partition?

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I didn't realize moving the hiberfile in Windows from the root of C: was supported short of trickery, huh. – Shinrai Jan 9 '12 at 22:39
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To create a hibernation Partition you can use This tool and follow this tutorials ! =)

The 0x84 file system ID is commonly used for hibernation partitions. Using BootIt BM, you can assign this ID to a partition and thereby enable the use of that partition by an operating system.

To assign the 0x84 file system ID, follow these steps:

  1. Run BootIt BM.

  2. Open the Work with Partitions window by clicking the Partition Work icon on the BootIt BM desktop.

  3. Access the File System text box:

    If the hibernation partition already exists, double-click its entry, or select the entry and then click the Properties button. A Properties window will appear and will contain a File System text box/drop-down list.

    If the hibernation partition does not exist, select the appropriate Free Space block and click the Create button. A Create window will appear and will contain a File System text box/drop-down list.

  4. Put the cursor in the File System text box and enter: 0x84

  5. Make any other changes desired (for example, if you are creating a partition, set the desired Size - MB value). Click OK when finished.

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First open cmd.exe and type in "diskpart"

At the DISKPART> prompt, type the following commands:

DISKPART>list disk

DISKPART>select disk X
(X is the disk number where you want to create the store partition. Refer to results from “list disk”
for exact disk number. Disk must be an SSD)

DISKPART>detail disk

DISKPART> select Volume Z
(Z is Volume of your store partition. Refer to results from “detail disk” for exact volume number)

DISKPART>set id=84 override
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