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Have you ever test the kernel from ftp.varesearch.com , his kernel patched the
pre-7 and many other stuff including of detecting memory by kernel. With that
kernel it will appear 128MB. I want to know how stable it is.

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Taner Halicioglu wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, DiGGitY dANk wrote:
>
> > I am running Slakware 3.3 with 2.0.30 kernel on a Pentium II 233
> > mhz with 128mb RAM. The problem is that the system is only seeing 64mb RAM
> > but the bios will see 128. Is there any patches out there to fix the
> > problem? Are there any patches that are specificly for the Pentium II
> > processors?
>
> This is stnadard behavior... read the readme's :-)
>
> /usr/src/linux/Documentation/memory.txt:
>
> 4) Linux will not currently detect above 64M of RAM,
> regardless of how much memory is actually installed.
>
> All of these problems can be addressed with the "mem=XXXM" boot option
> (where XXX is the size of RAM to use in megabytes). Adding this boot
> option to your boot loader can help Linux see more than 64M. It can also
> tell Linux to use less memory than is actually installed.
>
> So add this in your /etc/lilo.conf:
>
> append="mem=128M"
>
> -Taner
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