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Old 03-17-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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Tell install I have 32MB video ram

I'm sure this is one of those miscellaneous parameters you can put in at t he beginning of the install. I have one of those shared RAM arangements, and the installer decides I have only 16MB. Then it croaks on 1240x1048, too, which is my display's native resolution.

While we're at it, how do I know what idebus=?? should be? I suspect 33 is low for a new box. (Does it matter?)
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ad 1.) Knowing your distro and the tool you're using
would help ...

ad 2.)
From ../src/linux/Documentation/ide.txt
 "      idebus=xx"            : inform IDE driver of VESA/PCI bus speed in MHz,
                                where "xx" is between 20 and 66 inclusive,
                                used when tuning chipset PIO modes.
                                For PCI bus, 25 is correct for a P75 system,
                                30 is correct for P90,P120,P180 systems,
                                and 33 is used for P100,P133,P166 systems.
                                If in doubt, use idebus=33 for PCI.
                                As for VLB, it is safest to not specify it.
                                Bigger values are safer than smaller ones.
You could have found that, too, btw ...



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