||04-11-2005 04:38 PM
Kernel configuration and build
I'm trying to build a custom 18.104.22.168 kernel to meet my needs. I noticed after compiling and building the kernel my system was only seeing about 884 megs of RAM out of my 1.5 gigs of installed RAM. Windows XP and kernel 22.214.171.124-ARCH both see all of the 1.5 gigs of RAM so I'm assuming I didn't configure the kernel properly. I set HighMem to be 4GB, recompiled and the system still didn't see the full amount. I'm wondering if there's anything else that I need to make sure I have enabled in order for the kernel to support the full RAM.
To test, I used the 126.96.36.199-ARCH .config file to build a new 188.8.131.52, modified it (while leaving HighMem as 4GB), booted the system and noticed the system was detecting the full amount of RAM. So I'm thinking there's something else I missed. Does anyone have any idea what my problem could be? Thanks in advanced!