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Old 04-27-2008, 09:33 AM   #1
ronlau9
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Physical memory


I have 2 GB of physical memory installed 2 blocks of 1 GB each
This is also confirmed by my OS with one exception Mandriva 2008 Spring
If I started infocenter it stated that I have only 884.28 MB

Did I do something wrong or is it a bug in Mandriva 2008 Spring


Appreciate any help


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Old 04-27-2008, 10:18 AM   #2
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What are the outputs of:
uname -a
cat /proc/meminfo
 
Old 04-27-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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I did the commands cat /proc/meminfo in suse and Mandrive
Mandriva says total amount of mem 905504 Suse has the double amount
the command uname -a gives in Mandriva Linux localhost 26,24.4-Desktop 586-LMNB 1 SMP THU Mar 27 14.20.33 CET 20078 I686
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual core CPU E 2160 C 1.80 GHZ GNU/LINUX/

But I still do not understand why Mandriva only find half of the amount

Any help will be most welcome

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Old 04-28-2008, 04:07 AM   #4
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But I still do not understand why Mandriva only find half of the amount
The mandriva kernel was not compiled to use more than 1GB of memory.
You can sort this out my recompiling your kernel. I think CONFIG_HIGHMEM is the parameter you need to change, from 1GB to something larger.
Never recompiled your kernel before? Now's the perfect excuse to try it. Lots of guides on the web, and it is a great feeling when you get it to work!
 
Old 04-28-2008, 06:41 AM   #5
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I find the solution on the Mandriva web site and the way to change it
I just put it here maybe somebody else needs the same information

wiki.Mandriva.com/en/2008.1Erata # one_detects_only_up_to_880MB-of_RAM
it is name of the link but not the link it self


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