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It seems that I have enough though; maybe it's not automatic swap mounting?

Any help on getting hibernate working is appreciated.

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What is not hibernating the host or the virtualbox guest ? How much RAM do you have ? –  bodhi.zazen Dec 12 '11 at 18:48
    
    
This is not a dupe to the swap question as here a virtual machine needs to be hibernated. –  Takkat Dec 12 '11 at 21:00

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It is not a good idea to hibernate your Virtual Box virtual machine to the virtual disk swap. The appropriate way to achieve hibernation is to close your virtual machine with Machine -> Close (or just close the virtual machine window):

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Choose "Save the machine state" for "hibernating" to a file on your host partition.

You can also do this from command line on the host with the following command:

VBoxManage controlvm <name> savestate

Replace <name> by the name of your VM.

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