Re: 128Mb Memory support

Edward Welbon (
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 23:51:19 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, David N. Cicalo wrote:

> I'm trying to get my linux box to run with 128MB of memory without
> success. I'm running on a P5/100. I've set the 'MEM = 128M' option in
> lilo.conf file;

If you are literally using spaces, don't. Spaces appear to distinguish
between different options sets. Try this, it works for me:


You can put it at the begining of lilo.conf to have it affect all kernels
in the file or after the "image=XXXX" statement to affect particular
kernels that you might care to boot.

If you need multiple options say For example, to tell a device where it
is to find an IO port of an adapter (say a 1542 scsi fer instance) try

append="mem=128M aha1542=0x230,15,2,5"

Note that the blank distinguishes between the different options. I use
this to set my memory size and tell the 1542 driver where the card is etc.

Ed Welbon;;