Problem solved - I'm now booting from Lilo -
and all the memory is being detected.
I have no idea why the loadlin way wasn't
working, but I'm happy now.
As for the mem= option - it's probably not
working for the same reason that the memory
wasn't working in the first place.
Thanks for all the suggestions people,
On Mon, 15 May 2000, Wesley Darlington wrote:
> > root partition being on scsi disk and win2k boot loader. I've
> > been typing
> > "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.
>> Would be very surprised if the call had been removed. It's deffo
> there in 2.2.14. I was doing some testing with different memory
> sizes on a 2.2.14 box using the mem= option. Maybe it's gone from
> 2.2.15? Scary thought.
>> All the best,
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