memory limits

Larry M. Augustin (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 09:56:22 -0700

In the 2.0.* series you are limited to slightly under 1GB on x86. In
lilo.conf use:

append = "mem=1012M"

and you should be fine.


>From: Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <>
>Date: 23 Apr 1998 22:04:06 +0200
>Subject: memory
>I have a feeling this is a FAQ, but I couldn't find it..
>How much RAM is linux supposed to be able to handle? I was trying to
>run 2.1.91 on a x86-box with 2GB RAM, and it crashed (rebooted)
>instantly (after LILO loaded the kernel) with mem=2048M and
>mem=1024M. It runs fine with mem=512M. I haven't tried anything
>between 512 and 1024 yet.
>Are there any plans to support 4GB RAM (on x86)? And/or more than 4GB?
>I've been told the architecture supports 64GB maximum.
>- --
>Frode Vatvedt Fjeld

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to