Re: Making Debian Recognize 256 Meg of Ram
On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Wilson Tuma wrote:
> Would somebody be kind enough to tell me how to make my machine recognize
> 256Meg of RAM.
> When I added the ram and did top and did see only 64Meg.
Any reasonably recent kernel (even 2.0.3x) _should_ be able to recognise
this without specific assistance. If you are running an earlier 2.0.x
kernel (like x < 38) there are reasons why you should consider updating.
As others have pointed out, you can force the issue with a "mem=256M"
parameter to LILO. Two points:
1) Read the Bootprompt-HOWTO for the lowdown on this.
2) Don't ever tell Linux that it has more memory than is really present -
it may take time, but Bad Things (or possibly just one fatally Bad Thing)