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Re: Added more memory. Not useable???

On Sat,02.May.09, 10:26:45, mark@neidorff.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> My machine has been mostly updated to lenny from etch.  When etch was
> installed, I had 2 Gig of ram.
> I use virtualbox to run a guest OS.  I felt that the memory that I could
> allocate to the guest was insufficient (too much swapping) so I added 2
> Gig more of ram (same brand and model of ram as the original).  The memory
> is recognized at boot just fine.
Do you mean by the BIOS?

> This is the contents of /proc/meminfo
> MemTotal:       906792 kB
> As I understand what I am reading, I have (about) 1 Gig allocated as
> system memory and (about) 3 Gig allocated as swap.  How do I change this

If I'm not terribly mistaken Linux only sees those 906792 kB of memory 
(at least on my machine it shows the entire 2GB I have installed).

What does 'dmesg | grep Memory:' show after boot?

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(Albert Einstein)

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