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Re: I want all my 4GB!!!

tyler <tyler.smith@mail.mcgill.ca> writes:

> James Brown <jbrownfirst@gmail.com> writes:
>> I have a laptop Acer TravelMate 3043WTMi under Lenny AMD64 with 4GD RAM.
>> But the system "see" only 3GB:
>> dmesg |grep Memory
>> [    0.004000] Memory: 3081184k/3136000k available (2225k kernel code,
>> 54428k reserved, 1080k data, 392k init)
>> $ cat /proc/meminfo
>> MemTotal:      3088108 kB
>> How can I get all my 4GB memory?
> I'm not sure how this works with AMD64, but with 32 bit systems the
> default kernel has a maximum amount of RAM it can recognize and use.
> When I increased the RAM on my thinkpad to 3GB, I had to switch to the
> 686 kernel to get it all recognized. I'm not sure how to investigate,
> but perhaps you need a different kernel or a kernel module? Just
> guessing.
> Tyler

On amd64 the limit is some million trillion billion gazillion bytes.
That isn't the problem.


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