Re: lilo append mem problem in 2.4.20

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Sun Dec 08 2002 - 09:30:20 EST

On Sun, 2002-12-08 at 11:02, GertJan Spoelman wrote:
> append="mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=319M@1M"
> to get the kernel to see all the memory.
> So probably you can get it working again with:
> append="mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=1023M@1M"
> Maybe you also could do directly: exactmap mem=1024M@0
> or 1G@0, but I haven't tried that yet.
> It seems the mem parameter now only can be used to limit the amount of memory
> used by the kernel.

Without exactmap yes (fixed in 2.4.19 I believe). Also on many compaqs
you can set the OS in the BIOS to "unixware" and get sane results
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