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Re: boot-floppies 3.0.16 + kernel 2.4.12-ben0 = success + bugs

On Sat, Nov 03, 2001 at 04:12:20AM -0800, ozymandias G desiderata wrote:

> of you can help me. Due to the insanely cheap prices of memory, I
> picked up 3 512MB PC133 CAS2 DIMMS for the Cube. MacOS has no problem
> with them, and I get a warm and fuzzy feeling from seeing "Largest
> Unused Block: 1.41GB" in the 'About This Macintosh' dialog. However,
> I've now nuked MacOS from the drive (fanless server!) and this this is
> what the top of dmesg has to say:
> Total memory = 768MB; using 2048kB for hash table (at c0400000)
> Linux version 2.4.12-powerpc (root@voltaire) (gcc version 2.95.4 20010810 (Debian prerelease)) #1 Sun Oct 14 15:08:09 EDT 2001

you need CONFIG_HIGHMEM for this much memory on powerpc. why, because
the kernel is wonky on powerpc in this area i guess.

>        append="video=aty128fb idebus=66 mem=1536M"

you don't need the mem arg.

> So where's the other half of my RAM? On a side note, is it really true
> that swapfiles can only be 2GB? And does that 'idebus=66' do anything
> except satisfy my more compulsive urges?

swap files are more limited on 32 bit architectures.  

Ethan Benson

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