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SubjectRe: memory problem with 2.4.21 SMP on Dell Dimension 8300 (i875p chipset)
On Fri, 2003-06-20 at 03:24, Greg Norris wrote:
> I still haven't figured this one out, but for whatever it's worth
> 2.5.72 doesn't appear to trigger the problem. Guess I won't worry
> about it too much. ;-)
> On Sun, Jun 15, 2003 at 09:10:59PM -0500, Greg Norris wrote:
> > After running a SMP 2.4.21 kernel on my Dell Dimension 8300, the BIOS
> > thinks that the amount of memory has changed. When the box is
> > rebooted, I get the following message at the end of BIOS
> > initialization:
> >
> > The amount of system memory has changed.
> > Alert! OS Install Mode enabled. Amount of available memory limited to 256MB.
> >

This is something related to/triggered by the ACPI code, booting with
acpi=off makes it go away (2.4.21).


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