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

> 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
>

Third short term solution:
Some compaq bios's have an option to tell the real ammount of memory
present, and if not, you can get a utility from compaq if you can't do
this.

Bryn
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