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Old 09-20-2004, 11:34 PM   #1
pauloco
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lost memory


Dear All

It is first time that I see this, I have 1 Gb of RAM in dual boot system (windos/linux fedora 2), but linux reports only 907228 Kb as total physical memory (cat /proc/meminfo)
but windows sees the whole lot (1Gb), I am not sure why I am seeing this difference.
My system

AThlon 3000+
Abit NFS-2
1 crucial 512 MB unbuffered
1 corsair 512 MB unbuffered
Fedora core 2
kernel 2.6.7
Gforce 4 Ti 4200 (128 MB)

I am able to play games in windows without problem, so I assume that I don't
have bad memory, well I should run mem86 (too lazy ). The bios settings are
normal I am not overclocking.

regards

Paulo
 
Old 09-21-2004, 02:12 AM   #2
Bruce Hill
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Here's my output - 2 sticks of Kingston 512MB DDR333
Code:
mingdao@paul:~$ cat /proc/meminfo
        total:    used:    free:  shared: buffers:  cached:
Mem:  1057173504 332107776 725065728        0 64368640 109965312
Swap: 1044570112        0 1044570112
MemTotal:      1032396 kB
MemFree:        708072 kB
MemShared:           0 kB
Buffers:         62860 kB
Cached:         107388 kB
SwapCached:          0 kB
Active:          61152 kB
Inactive:       202280 kB
HighTotal:      130992 kB
HighFree:         2044 kB
LowTotal:       901404 kB
LowFree:        706028 kB
SwapTotal:     1020088 kB
SwapFree:      1020088 kB
You must have this compiled in your kernel for the entire 1GB:

# CONFIG_NOHIGHMEM is not set
CONFIG_HIGHMEM4G=y
# CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is not set
CONFIG_HIGHMEM=y
CONFIG_HIGHIO=y

That's with a 2.4.26 kernel. You must use the high memory option 4G
 
Old 09-21-2004, 02:14 AM   #3
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Windows users always ask this same question over and over again. I'm going to be gentle. Do a search in this forum.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 09:39 AM   #4
pauloco
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thanks for the answer

I am not a windows user, but I never had this much memory before.
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