Re: AMD64-generic doesn't see all 4GB RAM?
On Mon, Nov 06, 2006 at 05:54:00PM +0100, A J Stiles wrote:
> There's your problem; you're still running the installer kernel. The
> installer kernel is only supposed to work well enough and for long enough for
> you to build yourself a new one. Install kernel-package, libncurses5-dev
> (menuconfig needs it); then you can just get sources from kernel.org, and
> compile them into a .deb package to install with dpkg -i.
> Note: unless you're *very* lucky, you *will* at some point turn off something
> you should have left on and your new kernel won't boot. Save all your config
> files, have a bootable CD handy, and learn how to use it to alter your LILO
> or GRUB configuration to boot the installer kernel.
> If you're still running a "stock" kernel, you're only using about half the
> power of Linux .....
There is almost never a reason to not run one of debian's prebuilt
kernels. They work perfectly and optimally for probably 99% of users.
The 3.2GB problem has to do with memory remapping which is a BIOS
The etch installer is quite good at installing the optimal kernel for