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Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory
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Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory



Odd,

When I pass the parm in during boot it works, but when I edited my lilo.conf
it doesn't:

boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
append="mem=512m"
install=/boot/boot.b
prompt
timeout=50
linear
default=linux

image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-5.0
        label=linux
        read-only
        root=/dev/hda9


Did I do something wrong?
Jay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rod Roark" <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory


> To test, you can type something like "linux mem=512m" at the boot prompt.
> If that works, you can put
>
>   append="mem=512m"
>
> in lilo.conf and rerun lilo.  Man lilo.conf for more info.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -- Rod
>    http://www.sunsetsystems.com/
>
> On Monday 11 February 2002 12:54, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Sorry,
> >
> > I'm running RH6.2.  I'm not sure how to pass a parm to the kernel, I'm
> > going to look at the docs now
> >
> > Jay
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark K. Kim" <markslist@cbreak.org>
> > To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 2:14 PM
> > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory
> >
> > > It looks like you're missing some memory there...
> > >
> > > Older kernels needed to have the memory size passed to the kernel if
> > > it was over some number (64MB, I think), which might be your case.
> > > What kernel do you use?  If you have an old kernel, at boot, try
> > > passing the "mem=512M" parameter to the kernel.  Make sure you test
> > > the whole memory after boot by loading some big apps and filling the
> > > entire memory.
> > >
> > > -Mark
> > >
> > > On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > > > [root@abba /root]# cat /proc/meminfo
> > > >         total:    used:    free:  shared: buffers:  cached:
> > > > Mem:  65638400 41410560 24227840 46088192  3399680 22671360
> > > > Swap: 271392768        0 271392768
> > > > MemTotal:     64100 kB
> > > > MemFree:      23660 kB
> > > > MemShared:    45008 kB
> > > > Buffers:       3320 kB
> > > > Cached:       22140 kB
> > > > BigTotal:         0 kB
> > > > BigFree:          0 kB
> > > > SwapTotal:   265032 kB
> > > > SwapFree:    265032 kB
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
> > > > To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
> > > > Sent: Monday, February 11, 2002 1:56 PM
> > > > Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory
> > > >
> > > > > begin Jay Strauss <jjstrauss@yahoo.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > > I just installed a bunch of memory in my machine (512Mb).  How
> > > > > > do I
> > > >
> > > > check if
> > > >
> > > > > > linux is "seeing" it all?
> > > > >
> > > > > cat /proc/meminfo
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