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Re: [vox-tech] Physical Memory vs. Reported Memory
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Re: [vox-tech] Physical Memory vs. Reported Memory



On Tue, 10 Jul 2001, Henry House wrote:

> 1. Memory size detection by the kernel is not reliable on i386
>    architectures above 64Mb. 
> 
> 2. The GRUB bootloader can generally detect the memory size reliably
>    and will pass the size it finds to the kernel!
> 
> 3. The hardware memory check is done by the BIOS, well before the kernel
>    loads, so Linux knows nothing about it.

Then one can ask: How does Windows do it and why can't we do the same?

-Mark

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