Re: Linux does not see my 32 Meg RAM

Sat, 26 Oct 1996 18:34:51 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Jari Soderholm wrote:

> Machine has 32 meg RAM but poor Linux for some reason
> thinks that there is only 16 MB.

This is a known problem, some bioses never report more than 16M of memory.
They do this to be compatible with some poorly written 80286 programs :-/

There is two short-term solutions :
* add a line in your /etc/lilo.conf, that states :
* or, get

The long term-solution :
We need to make a better memory detection routine for Linux. This was
discutted a short time ago on this list.

Michel "Walken" LESPINASSE - Student at Ecole Centrale Paris (France)
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