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Old 07-29-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Smile Howto upgrade from squeeze 32bit to 64, process is 64, & has 4 g ram


Hello all, I have a Toshiba Satellite A300, it has a 64 bit dual core, also 4 gig ram.

Initially I installed Debian Squeeze i386, and it does not work with the 4 gig ram, only 3, as I can confirm with HTOP.


How should I go about improving this?

Should I install Debian from scratch? In that case which is the correct version?

Should I install PAE? How do I do that?

Thankyou in advance.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 04:25 PM   #2
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pae kernel can use the 4Gb of ram. Install it the same way you would any other package.

or you can do a clean install using a amd64 iso.
 
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
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Should I:

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aptitude install linux-image-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem
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pae kernel can use the 4Gb of ram. Install it the same way you would any other package.

or you can do a clean install using a amd64 iso.
 
  


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