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Re: NSLU2 Linux

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 09:31:21AM +0930, Rod Whitby wrote:
> Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > * Szafran <szafran_cien@poczta.onet.pl> [2006-08-18 00:01]:
> >> I'm using Debian on NSLU2. Great job by the way. I was wondering if
> >> i replace the memory chips and place in larger replacements will the
> >> debian recognize and use the extended memory ??
> > 
> > Not by default, no.  I assume that you can change the cmd line passed
> > to the kernel by RedBoot if you have a serial console but I'm not
> > entirely sure.  I'm CCing Rod Whitby who probably knows.
> You cannot change the cmdline in the NSLU2 RedBoot.  You need to use
> APEX (either as a first or second-stage bootloader) to be able to do this.
> FatSlugs require modifications to both the bootloader (for SDRAM config
> changes) and the kernel (for cmdline changes).

Of course, one wouldn't need a kernel change as long as the boot
loader passes the correct memory sizing information and the kernel
uses that information.

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