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SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.18pre11
On Thu, Sep 28, 2000 at 09:23:42PM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
>Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> said:
>> > - Only 64 of 96 mbytes ram was found
>
>> BIOS issue
>
>Yes, but here 2.4.0test do find all 128Mb. Really dunno if latest 2.2.18pre
>get it right, should check some day...
Hi,
As far as I know, and Alan can correct me if I'm wrong, 2.2.x doesn't
support e820h bios call, only the e801h call. The problem is that a lot of
these newer bioses dropped the e801h from the bios, and only have 88h and
e820h. As a result, 2.2.x will report 64Mb, since the only call that works
is 88h. 2.4.0test on the other hand supports e820h, which is why 2.4.0test
gets the memory size correct.

-Harold
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