Re: Added more memory. Not useable???
On Sat, 2 May 2009 10:26:45 -0400 (EDT)
> 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.
If this is not inside your virtual machine then linux sees only 1GB of ram for
some reason. I thought that it should recognize 2 so this is strange. In any
case, if you want to use 4gb of ram you should use a 64bit kernel (amd64
kernel). Try intalling that and see if it helps. It should run with the rest of
the system running 32bit at least as a start.
> This is the contents of /proc/meminfo
> MemTotal: 906792 kB
> MemFree: 349352 kB
> Buffers: 101224 kB
> Cached: 203496 kB
> SwapCached: 0 kB
> Active: 203744 kB
> Inactive: 185136 kB
> HighTotal: 0 kB
> HighFree: 0 kB
> LowTotal: 906792 kB
> LowFree: 349352 kB
> SwapTotal: 2931820 kB
> SwapFree: 2931820 kB
> Dirty: 404 kB
> Writeback: 0 kB
> AnonPages: 84180 kB
> Mapped: 50976 kB
> Slab: 151092 kB
> PageTables: 1716 kB
> NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
> Bounce: 0 kB
> CommitLimit: 3385216 kB
> Committed_AS: 218696 kB
> VmallocTotal: 122576 kB
> VmallocUsed: 47516 kB
> VmallocChunk: 70344 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
> so that I can increase the amount of ram allocated to the virtual machine?
> I tried just increasing the allocation in the configuration of the
> virtual machine, but the virtual machine just hung.