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Old 02-08-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
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More RAM no graphical boot...


I recently added more machine to my box. I wen't from 768MB to 1024MB. Since I did that, linux will no longer boot in the graphical mode. It will boot if I select linux-nonfb from the lilo window. Is there a memory constraint on how much linux can use. BTW, when I am in linux and ask to see how much memory I have, it says I only have 884MB.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:55 AM   #2
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No idea what's up with the graphical mode thing.

As for the memory, you have to select "4GB" in Processor type and features -> High memory support, when configuring your kernel.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:36 AM   #3
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http://www.cpqlinux.com/memory.html

Take a look at that page for some help in specifying the amount of memory that you have for linux. Also, when you go into the bios, does it also report 884M or does it report the proper 1024?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 08:55 AM   #4
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The BIOS and windows both report the correct amount of RAM (1024). From reading the website you provided, to gain access to more than 1GB it says that I might have to do a recompile. So I guess I will give that a try.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 09:13 AM   #5
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Have you tried to specify the correct amount of memory? 1024M = 1G. You don't have anymore than 1GB. But if you don't succeed with specifying the amount, then maybe a recompile is in order.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 09:18 AM   #6
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Its probably a kernel thing, as someone said earlier.
 
Old 02-08-2004, 09:30 AM   #7
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It is a kernel thing. I've occasionally seen topics here that boil down to the same thing, plus I had the same thing happen to me.
 
  


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