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Re: RAM Sizing



Mike Barton wrote:
> 
> Hi all!
> 
> I've got a Debian 2.0 system running on a GateWay NS/7000 - 2 200 MHZ
> PPros & 256M RAM. My question is how to size the RAM. The machine
> currently reports 65M RAM so I assume that I'll need to specify the
> actual amount of RAM at startup. What's the best way to do this? Has
> anyone come up with a way for the loader/kernel to automatically do
> this?
> 
> Thanks
> ..
> 
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By default you will only see the first 64MB RAM (See the help in the
kernel source make xconfig).

To solve this you must simply pass the "mem=256M" parameter to your lilo
prompt.

You can make this permanent with an "append" line in you lilo config
(see mine):

boot=/dev/hda
   compact
   install=/WIN95_C/boot.b
   map=/WIN95_C/map
   vga=normal
   delay=100
image=/vmlinuz
   label=linux
   root=/dev/hdb1
   read-only
   append="mem=80M"

I have read that on some machines you could have problems with 80MB RAM
(what a lucky guy am I : have only 80MB 8->). 

Cheers.
-- 
Robert J. Alexander <rja@raleigh.ibm.com>
AIX Certified System Administrator - Debian Linux addict - Win.\* victim
Via Sciangai, 53 - 00144 Rome, Italy


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