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thief 10-16-2003 02:51 AM

how do I set my 256 Mb RAM to 128 Mb?
I have 256 Mb of RD RAM on my system. I would like to know how I could set the RAM to 128 Mb, 64 Mb etc.
Thank You.

praveenk 10-16-2003 03:46 AM

Passing option to the kernel is one way to explictly state your ram size. If you have LILO, at your LILO prompt type

Linux mem=128

assuming that Linux is the label for booting into Linux.

You can store this in LILO configuration by adding the line


to /etc/lilo.conf

rootyard 10-16-2003 11:08 AM

Forgive my naivity, but I'm wondering why you would do this? I'm sure you have a good reason, I'd just like to know what it is.

thief 10-18-2003 03:48 AM

Thanks for responding Praveen. However I have Grub installed on my system. Any idea what I'm supposed to do?

rootyard, the reason I would actually want to downgrade my RAM settings is because I am currently working on a project involving Linux clusters. In this project I am required to test the performance of a benchmark program on the cluster with different RAM settings.

rootyard 10-18-2003 06:07 AM

hey that makes sense.

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