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Re: [vox-tech] Checking amount of memory



append option should be in the image section, like:

 image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.2.14-5.0
         label=linux
         read-only
         root=/dev/hda9
         append="mem=512M"

-Mark (my CEO tells me I should stop using the word "like" so much... as if!)

On Mon, 11 Feb 2002, Jay Strauss wrote:

> 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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