Re: Added more memory. Not useable???
On Saturday 02 May 2009 12:54 pm, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> On Sat,02.May.09, 10:26:45, email@example.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?
To answer your questions:
Yes, I mean that the memory is reported by the bios.
$dmesg | grep Memory
Memory: 901968k/917504k available (1501k kernel code, 14908k reserved,601k
data, 256k init, 0k highmem)