[plug] Problem with recognising RAM

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Sat Jun 16 01:11:34 WST 2007

On Fri, 15 Jun 2007, Cameron Patrick wrote:

> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 20:25:50 +0800
> From: Cameron Patrick <cameron at patrick.wattle.id.au>
> Reply-To: plug at plug.org.au
> To: plug at plug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [plug] Problem with recognising RAM
> Bret Busby wrote:
>> However, whilst the BIOS and Windows XP have no problem recognising the
>> RAM, Debian sarge only sees 1GB of RAM, using both top and free.
>> Is this some shortcoming in sarge?
> Chances are you'll need a kernel compiled with CONFIG_HIGHMEM to see
> over 1GB of memory.  I believe at least some of the kernels shipped with
> sarge should have this enabled, and would be very surprised if any of
> the etch kernels didn't have it on.
> Cameron

The kernel is

>From what you have said, I assume that the upgrade to etch, should take 
care of it, and be able to see and work with the full 2GB of RAM.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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