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I'm a newbie, but am looking to live a Redmond-free life.
I installed Fedore Core 1 (with GNOME) on an old Toshiba Satellite 2595CDS (400Mhz, 64MB RAM, 4.3G). Needless to say, it runs slowly. So I picked up a 128MB card (official Toshiba from Kingston) and installed it, but it is not being recognized.
to see how much memory the machine was recognizing, and it returned about 64MB.
So I modified the second GRUB boot command by adding
This resulted in an error - I can't remember it exactly - like "can not be contained", and it did not boot.
Any suggestions to get this memory online would be great.
Also, I tried some lighter desktop apps like Xfce and fvwm, but as an XP user at work, I really like all the context menus and conveniences of the GNOME gui. Plus, I already dropped the coin on the memory card.
As it's a laptop, there's a memory expansion slot (on the bottom of the computer, where I loaded the 128M) and a "built in" 64M. So I don't know if I can switch the physical positions of these cards. I haven't taken the whole box apart.
I can look into the video memory but I'm not sure where to start to do that in Linux.
So the BIOS is only recognizing the 64MB. I got in there and was unable to edit the memory amount. I updated the BIOS from the Toshiba website, but no dice. It does not specify any video memory, either, but regardless, the memory upgrade is not recognized. I double checked to make sure I had installed it correctly, and everything seems tight.
What a bummer. I was hoping to resurrect this old dog.
Thanks for all of the help. After talking with tech support at both Toshiba and the manufacturer of the memory card, it seems that the problem is not software related, but is either a dead card or a dead slot.