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Old 04-11-2005, 05:40 PM   #1
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Kernel configuration and build


I posted this in the Arch forum as well:

I'm trying to build a custom 2.6.11.7 kernel to meet my needs. I noticed after compiling and building the kernel my system was only seeing about 884 megs of RAM out of my 1.5 gigs of installed RAM. Windows XP and kernel 2.6.11.3-ARCH both see all of the 1.5 gigs of RAM so I'm assuming I didn't configure the kernel properly. I set HighMem to be 4GB, recompiled and the system still didn't see the full amount. I'm wondering if there's anything else that I need to make sure I have enabled in order for the kernel to support the full RAM.

To test, I used the 2.6.11.3-ARCH .config file to build a new 2.6.11.7, modified it (while leaving HighMem as 4GB), booted the system and noticed the system was detecting the full amount of RAM. So I'm thinking there's something else I missed. Does anyone have any idea what my problem could be? Thanks in advanced!
 
Old 04-11-2005, 05:47 PM   #2
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"I posted this in the Arch forum as well:"... well don't.

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