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SubjectRe: Linux does not see my 32 Meg RAM
On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Jari Soderholm wrote:

> Machine has 32 meg RAM but poor Linux for some reason
> thinks that there is only 16 MB.

This is a known problem, some bioses never report more than 16M of memory.
They do this to be compatible with some poorly written 80286 programs :-/

There is two short-term solutions :
* add a line in your /etc/lilo.conf, that states :
append="mem=32M"
* or, get ftp://studio.via.ecp.fr/pub/linux-16M-problem.patch

The long term-solution :
We need to make a better memory detection routine for Linux. This was
discutted a short time ago on this list.

Michel "Walken" LESPINASSE - Student at Ecole Centrale Paris (France)
www Email : walken@via.ecp.fr
(o o) Http : www.via.ecp.fr/~walken/
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