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Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 04:05 PM

I cannot boot 64bit Hardy after Adding more Ram
 
I originally had 2GB's of ram on my 64bitUbuntu Hardy, I then bought some new matching ram and installed it , checked my Bios and it shows up in there, Ubuntu hardy it will load up to just before it shows the desk top then my computer will freeze. I have just ran the new ram ( 2 Gb's) and it will boot, I can use this Live cd no problems with my full Gb's ram
I must be missing something I am pretty new to Linux so take it easy on me :)

jay73 09-03-2008 04:36 PM

Try mem=2048MB and mem=6144MB boot options. Have you checked BIOS to find out how much RAM it is showing?

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay73 (Post 3268752)
Try mem=2048MB and mem=6144MB boot options. Have you checked BIOS to find out how much RAM it is showing?

All of my Ram is showing in Bios .
Uh how do I get to my boot options ?

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shadowmeph (Post 3268765)
All of my Ram is showing in Bios .
Uh how do I get to my boot options ?

Ok I figured out how to get into the boot options
this is what is in there I am not sure where I put mem=2048MB and mem=6144MB

Code:

title                Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic
root                (hd0,0)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic root=UUID=8346c0ab-f416-41ca-91eb-ae613edbf9fa ro quiet splash
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic
quiet

title                Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-21-generic (recovery mode)
root                (hd0,0)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-21-generic root=UUID=8346c0ab-f416-41ca-91eb-ae613edbf9fa ro single
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-21-generic

title                Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-20-generic
root                (hd0,0)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-20-generic root=UUID=8346c0ab-f416-41ca-91eb-ae613edbf9fa ro quiet splash
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-20-generic
quiet

title                Ubuntu 8.04.1, kernel 2.6.24-20-generic (recovery mode)
root                (hd0,0)
kernel                /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-20-generic root=UUID=8346c0ab-f416-41ca-91eb-ae613edbf9fa ro single
initrd                /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-20-generic

title                Ubuntu 8.04.1, memtest86+
root                (hd0,0)
kernel                /boot/memtest86+.bin


jay73 09-03-2008 05:56 PM

Append either to the line that ends in "quiet splash". Depending on your motherboard, you could also try 4096MB. Before you do any of this, you may want to run memtest (I see you have it installed) to verify whether it is not simply a bad stick of RAM.

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay73 (Post 3268808)
Append either to the line that ends in "quiet splash". Depending on your motherboard, you could also try 4096MB. Before you do any of this, you may want to run memtest (I see you have it installed) to verify whether it is not simply a bad stick of RAM.

Thank you for reply I will try that and then post back either way

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 07:16 PM

Well I checked the ram and it is ok, I tried "mem=" and I made it to being able to see the lower task bar on my desktop then it froze up not sure of what to do now

syg00 09-03-2008 07:32 PM

Boot with the second (recovery mode) option - that way you'll get all (any) error messages rather than the useless splash screen. Let us know any error messages you get.

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by syg00 (Post 3268905)
Boot with the second (recovery mode) option - that way you'll get all (any) error messages rather than the useless splash screen. Let us know any error messages you get.

I tryed to boot in recovery mode but it does the same thing do the error messages get logged and if so where can I find the logfile?

jay73 09-03-2008 07:56 PM

How about the recovery boot line? Does that work?
Was the extra RAM the only hardware change?

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay73 (Post 3268919)
How about the recovery boot line? Does that work?
Was the extra RAM the only hardware change?

Not sure what you mean by recovery boot line.
I also change from a 17" to a 19" monitor it is strange because in recovery mode I used the fix xserver and now I can boot onto my desktop but my resolution is stuck on 640 x480 and if I turn on the ATI accelerated drivers and reboot it does exactly the same as before..freezes, so then if I remove 2gbs ( doesn't matter which mem moduals) and turn on my comp ,boot up everything is normal, in that it is running like it is supposed to, my comp can handle up to 8 gb's ram at 1066mhz

jay73 09-03-2008 09:14 PM

Some motherboards seem to have problems with 4 sticks of RAM. Check the site of the motherboard vendor. Maybe it is a know issue and there is a BIOS update available.

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 09:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jay73 (Post 3268977)
Some motherboards seem to have problems with 4 sticks of RAM. Check the site of the motherboard vendor. Maybe it is a know issue and there is a BIOS update available.

Thnx will check that out

amani 09-03-2008 09:58 PM

Maybe dual channel has been selected in the bios and it cannot
auto correct that.

Rather the sticks may be interfering with each other...EMI

Shadowmeph 09-03-2008 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amani (Post 3269011)
Maybe dual channel has been selected in the bios and it cannot
auto correct that.

Rather the sticks may be interfering with each other...EMI

well I can boot into the desk top but for some reason when I have the 4 sticks in it shuts off my Accelerated ATI drivers


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