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I have loaded redhat 7.2 onto my thinkpad.. it has nt loaded on the same drive.. i can successfully boot into it using my boot disk.. i am still fudging with the boot loader.. no success yet.. any advice is welcome.. (i already did the c:bootsect.lnx... no luck.. )..i loaded GRUB on install and it never showed its head..
anyway.. i have 128 megs loaded.. when i enter linux it only uses 64 megs.. is there a way to overrride what it takes on boot?? i would like to to use the full 128.. it crawls with 64..
ok the memory problem went away after i got grub running.. weird.. but it registers 128 as it should... BOY.. LINUX IS A HOG... i need to dig up some more memory but all is well.. i may run some tests antoerh time to see if i can duplicate that..
no it's not greedy at all, certainly uses VASTLY less memory than XPants. using gnome and kde will account for most of your memory usage, but 128mb is totally adequate for a fine kde or gnome based system
acid.. my box reads almost 100% when i use kde or gnome.. are there processes that i can kill on boot??
Originally posted by acid_kewpie no it's not greedy at all, certainly uses VASTLY less memory than XPants. using gnome and kde will account for most of your memory usage, but 128mb is totally adequate for a fine kde or gnome based system
i ran that and my numbers were much higher.. how did you copy that from the shell? i will show it..
Originally posted by acid_kewpie 100% what? Be aware of the full memory model that linux uses. As much ram as possible is used up as data cache if ti's not needed for buffers. search around for more info on it, but generally...
Just highlight the entries in Xterm or whatever you use to display free, and to post it just click a middle button on your mouse(if you have one, if you don't click both buttons at the same time it will work if you have 3rd button emmulation for your mouse if you don't type as root in console
and select emmulate 3 button)
ok i did some watching with the new memory installed.. it did look pretty normal.. but as i used the system and switched programs and such.. the memory use did not drop back down to what it grabbed when i logged on.. it just kept on climbing .. sure as i closed things it went down but not much..