Re: kernel modification and CONFIG_HIGHMEM issue
Thanks to Andrew, Wayne and Wackojacko for the responses.
On 6/27/07, Andrew Sackville-West <email@example.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 10:59:10PM -0400, P Kapat wrote:
> I am running Debian unstable on an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processor and a
> MSI K8N Neo4 Mobo.
> Problem: Kernel does not recognise all the RAM, it sees only 1GB.
> $ uname -a
> Linux *** 2.6.18-4-486 #1 Mon Mar 26 16:39:10 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
you definitely need another kernel.
I finally did change.
> 2. When I do get time and feel comfortable to move to a native 64bit
> machine, which kernel should I use? The options I am looking at are:
> a) linux-image-2.6-amd64 (under amd64 or i386 arch?)
> b) linux-image-2.6-k7 (under amd64 or i386 arch?)
I think you can install this kernel and see your memory. You have an
AMD, so this should work. though I've not tried it. If it doesn't
work, you'll know first boot... ;) It is a 32bit kernel and will work
with the stuff you already have installed.
YES it works:-) I can finally see upto 2.97 GB. This seems to support
upto 4GB of memory. Though there was this quirk with nvidia's
But thanks to Julian,
I got almost everything sorted out. I had to remove some symlinks and
header files manually, nvidia-installer didnot remove them.
> I am not sure what the "-vserver-" images are and does my processor
> come under the k7 class?
if you don't know then you probably don't need it.
I looked around a little more and yes, I don't need the virtualization.
learn to use 'apt-cache search' and 'apt-cache show'.
I am not sure what is intended here, but I did search around (mostly
on packages.debian.org) and came up with the above mentioned kernels.
The finer distinctions between them was not available from the package
descriptions. And that is where the mailing list comes to help.
Once again, thanks Andrew.