Nah - that sounds like an easy one ...
It's a kernel that takes about 600 - 700k (one missing meg - almost), and
then you've probably got an initrd or some such sucking up a bit more of the
RAM, so now you only end up with ~2MB ...
try a -noinitrd and see what you get, try turning off lilo's initrd feature
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Murphy [SMTP:alias at student.nuigalway.ie]
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2000 14:35
> To: Paul Askins
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] memory issues
>> Paul Askins wrote:
>> > Sounds like dodgy RAM or another hardware problem to me.
>> Nope, the amount of ram reported by free is consistent whenever I use the
> kernel parameters/configuration. Also, dos consistently reports that I
> have 4
> > On 31-Mar-00 William Murphy wrote:
> > Hi,
> > A bit of a strangity here. I've got a laptop here (AST 4/25SL blah blah
> > blah). It's got 4 megs of ram. When I booted linux with the kernel that
> > came with the distribution (some corruption of slackware) it reported
> > that I had 2100K (or so) ram. I then rebooted, with the kernel
> > MEM=4M, and free reported that I had about 1900K (weird). Then I made a
> > kernel specifically for the machine (2.0.35, as was the previous one).
> > Now it's saying that I've got 2732K. I can imagine that this would be
> > quite a difficult one to call, but any suggestions?
> > Cyas,
> > William Murphy
> > alias at student.nuigalway.ie>>> --
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