Linux not recognizing > 16M RAM

Linux not recognizing > 16M RAM

Post by Matthew S. Charti » Sun, 15 Dec 1996 04:00:00



I can't get RH4.0 w/2.0.18 to recognize my compaq notebooks 40M of RAM. It
only sees 16M. I have recompiled the kernel to insure the limit to 16M flag is
not set. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Matt            

 
 
 

Linux not recognizing > 16M RAM

Post by Nigel Wilkinso » Wed, 18 Dec 1996 04:00:00



> I can't get RH4.0 w/2.0.18 to recognize my compaq notebooks 40M of RAM. It
> only sees 16M. I have recompiled the kernel to insure the limit to 16M flag is
> not set.

You may need to specify the amount of memory to the kernel at boot time
from LILO.
To do this try typeing

linux = "mem=40M"

at the LILO prompt. If it works you can add

mem=40M

to the append line in your /etc/lilo.conf and run lilo:

append = "mem=40M"

 
 
 

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When I install Debian 1.3.3r8 to this machin,
after booting to dos, EZSTART.BAT, I get:

Beginning QuickStart Boot Process
LOADLIN v1.6 (C) 1994..1996 ....

CPU is in V86-mode (may be WINDOWS, EMM386, QEMM, 386MAX,...)
You need pure 386/486 real mode or a VCPI server to boot Linux
....

What's wrong?

--Jim

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