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Old 04-11-2008, 02:08 AM   #1
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Debian etch 32bit with 4+GB RAM


Hi,

I have a 32bit Debian etch server.

I installed 8GB of RAM in it but it only sees 3.3GB.

Is there any way to make it see all 8GB of RAM?

Thanks
 
Old 04-11-2008, 07:35 AM   #2
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My guess is you will have to peek around in the kernel source for hi-memory modules, and then recompile the kernel (which is quite easy to do).
 
Old 04-11-2008, 08:46 AM   #3
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Searching the apt-cache, I see a kernel version package called 'linux-image-686-bigmem', which is probably what you need to install. At least, it's available in the unstable repositories, and I'd be surprised if it wasn't in etch as well.
 
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Thank for you advices

I will try that later today.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 10:30 AM   #5
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Using greater than 4GB on a 32bit system is a bad idea. Yes, it can be done. But the way it has to be done is basically with duct tape and baling wire. You will take a significant performance hit to do this. I would STRONGLY suggest that you update to a 64bit version.
 
  


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