On Wed, Jan 04, 2006 at 08:15:19PM -0800, Richard Harke wrote: > a few lines later > bootmem alloc of 536870912 bytes failed! > kernel panic - not syncing: Out of memory > > If I understand this, it has ignored all of memory!! > I have never seen this before. I did select support for the zx1 chip set > (Machine is HP ZX2000) I bet you turned off VIRTUAL_MEM_MAP. I'd start with 'make zx1_defconfig' and go from there.