> o Are you sure sure sure it has 128MB. Not a 64MB dimm with a 128MB
> sticker on it? Really, really sure? Turn on your BIOS' heavy memory
> test mode.
Well the BIOS reports it as 128mb even on the multi-test mode.
Win2k also reports 128mb, and runs a sh*t load faster.
> o Have you got the dimm in the right dimm slot? I remember a similar
> problem once - I had the dimm in slot 3, should have been in slot 0.
> Mind you, that motherboard was a bit odd, at best.
It's in slot 0 - the slot is marked and all.
> o Are you passing them mem= options correctly to linux? At the lilo
> prompt, or inside lilo.conf - append="mem=128m" etc?
Well I'm actually using loadlin to boot at the mo - problems with
root partition being on scsi disk and win2k boot loader. I've
"loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 mem=128M 1"
Everything else on the line is working, and the '1', which
is after it is putting it into single user mode.
I think I heard though that the mem= option was no longer
there in the 2.2.X kernels because linux should now
automatically detect correctly the amount of memory.
Anyway, thanks for the suggestions,
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