RTFFAQ!! This question gets asked here every other day, and it'sQuote:>Hi,
>I am on a dual-boot machine, and at the power-on self test it reports
>160M (or a little more) of RAM. Under DOS or Windows98 it reports a
>similar amount. When I run 'top' or 'free' under Slackware 7.0, 2.2.13
>kernel, or the KDE task manager, it reports only 64M of RAM. Why isn't
Set the BIOS to "non-OS/2" and boot your machine with "linux mem=160M" at
the LILO prompt. Replace "160" with the actual amount of memory, of
course. Read the documentation to make this process automatic on every
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\----[this space for rent]-----/ \ of the Computer or her children and still
\There is no Darkness in Eternity \ remain as Man." --David Zindell "So did
But only Light too dim for us to see\ they become Gods, or Usenetters?" --/me
1. Not using all available RAM
Im am running RedHat Linux 7.0. The machine has 128Megs of RAM and when I
# cat /proc/meminfo
tells me that my total memory is only 64 Megs.
I added append="mem=128M" to my /etc/lilo.conf. I've tried adding this line
both at the top and at the bottom of lilo.conf. But still no change after
It shows 128Megs during POST at boot time, but once Linux has loaded it only
shows 64MB available.
Im still a Linux newbie so any suggestions in laymans terms would be
appreciated. I have recompiled my kernel, is there something I missed during
the make config? Do I have to do something to activate the changes in
lilo.conf (other than rebooting)?
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