Re: Less than 4MB RAM

Pawel S. Veselov (
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 00:28:26 +0400 (MSD)

Hello, George!

On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, George wrote:

>After using a 2.0.29 kernel on a Toshiba 2105CS Laptop for a bit, I decided
>to compile a custom kernel on a Pentium/90 around. After downloading the
>2.1.36 kernel (stable at only 1 oops in 2 months of 24/7 uptime), I used
>loadlin to load the new kernel the same way the 2.0.29 kernel was:
>loadlin zimage root=/dev/hda1 reboot=warm rw
>rw for umsdos and reboot because 28meg memory check takes a while.
>After that I received the message:
>Less than 4MB of RAM.
> -- System Halted.
>So I added mem=28M to the loadlin line. No luck. I recompiled the kernel
>without the offending lines in arch/i386/boot/compressed/misc.c, same
>thing. (after make dep clean zImage)

I had this problem. You just need to update loadlin to 1.6a version.
[vps@hydroel]~$ grep loadlin /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes
detection, requiring loadlin users to upgrade to loadlin-1.6a.



May a Misguided Platypus lay its Eggs in your Jockey Shorts

    With best of best regards, Pawel S. Veselov (aka Black Angel)
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