A short How TO guide, on how to setup intel rapid start on your laptop.


So this is a short guide, since I just got it working :)

Intel rapid start makes the laptop go into deep sleep after X(defined in bios) mins/hours. It will save you some battery life, if you leave your laptop in sleep for a long time. Read about it here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/what-is-intel-rapid-start-technology

Make sure your laptop supports it (check BIOS) and you have UEFI + GPT partition table. (thats what worked for me at least)

Here how I did it:

  • Make sure you have 4/8GB (same as your RAM) or whatever left as free storage. (or or shrink your /home partition. Depends on your setup) I uded gparted live usb for this.

  • Install gdisk and do the following:

    • sudo gdisk /dev/sdX (x being a,b,c whatever)

    • type p to print partiton table, you should see something like 8GB free.

    • type n, to create a new partition. If you only have like 8GB space free, just type enter until you see info about Hex code or GUID.

    • Enter D3BFE2DE-3DAF-11DF-BA40-E3A556D89593 as a Hex code or GUID.

    • Finish with w and Y to write it to disk.

  • Reboot into bios, activate Intel rapid start and set how many hours you think is okay. I use 1 hour.

You can use 1 min setup for testing. It worked for me, hope it works for you :)

ALSO: Please note you might need to patch your kernel. See this: https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/423494/ You should be able to google how to patch ubuntu kernel.

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