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RE: Debian RAM supporting.

> From: Stackpole, Chris [mailto:CStackpole@barbnet.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 12:30 PM
> Subject: RE: Debian RAM supporting.
> > From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
> > Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 12:11 PM
> > Subject: Re: Debian RAM supporting.
> >
> > On 2009-04-03 07:14, Stackpole, Chris wrote:
> > >> From: Ron Johnson [mailto:ron.l.johnson@cox.net]
> > [snip]
> > >
> > > I could be wrong, but I am pretty certain that the netinstall does
> this.
> > > At least on the 32bit systems with more then 4GB that I have
> to,
> > > I don't remember having to do anything extra special for it to
> install
> > > bigmem.
> >
> > Shame on me for assuming that GP had tried to install and only been
> > able to see 4/3.6GB.
> Whoops, my bad. That is my fault for breezing through the thread. I
> somehow didn't connect that the OP mentioned the netinstall. Although
> really don't remember having to do anything different with the HP
> when they came with 8GB (the only experience I have with >4GB &
> In fact I remember being really surprised that /proc/mem recorded all
> 8GB...wish I had a box to test that on... :-)

The short, I was completely wrong. Sorry.

The long...
So I mentioned this to my coworker. He too thought the net-install
picked up the bigmem kernel. We have a dev box (Pentium D, 8GB memory,
64bit install) that isn't being used at the moment so we yanked the
harddrive and dropped in a 10GB drive we have laying around. A quick*
32bit Lenny netinstall later and it only saw 3GB. No bigmem kernel.
Apt-get the bigmem, reboot, and all 8GB are there.

Guess that solves that. ;-D

Thanks for the correction.

*Love having an apt-cache repository. Makes net installs /SO/ fast :-p

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