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Old 01-23-2011, 08:00 AM   #1
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how to increase physical memory

I'd like to ask you how install new physical memory in my hp ml350 g6 server with linux redhat operating system>

i sugess it is easy like in windows operating system but there is frind told me you must make mount , i am new with linux os .

pleas tell me step by step or linked me with any site to start from it.
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

That's a new one! Never knew we had to mount physical memory (RAM). Seriously, you just poweroff the server completely, disconnect the power cord, ground yourself to avoid static electricity, open the case, add the memory into the slots, close the case and reboot the server. At boot there could be a message on your screen asking you to confirm the change in hardware by pressing a function key. After that the OS will boot normally.

I think those are all the steps involved. No mounting whatsoever. Check after boot in a console if your memory is detected by using in a terminal:
free -m
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Originally Posted by sifaw_sdd View Post
i sugess it is easy like in windows operating system but there is frind told me you must make mount , i am new with linux os .
Mount is irrelevant, unless you adding something like a hard disk (eg, an SSD). there are a couple of things to think about in advance:
  • that server has lots of memory slots and is quite versatile; ensure that any memory that you fit is suitable for the slots that you have available and is compatible with the configuration of the server
  • If you are currently running what I have to call a small amount of memory (given that this server series will support a max of 138 G) you might not be on a 64 bit OS, and you might be intent on adding an amount of memory that could make consideration of an upgrade of software sensible...if you are in that situation, I think I'd have to ask whether the extra memory is really going to achieve what you intend (whatever that don't say) because that might be more trouble than the extra memory is worth
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