From: Wesley Darlington (wesley at domain blackstar.co.uk)
Date: Mon 15 May 2000 - 14:26:30 IST
On Sat, May 13, 2000 at 10:27:35PM +0100, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> > 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.
Are you sure that's the right slot? Some mobo makers like you to
start inserting dimms in the highest slot. (eg. a soyo mobo manual
I have here wants me to start with slot "3")
> > 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
> 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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