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Old 10-26-2003, 03:59 AM   #1
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how do I set my 256 Mb RAM to 128 Mb?

I have 256 Mb of RD RAM on my system. I would like to know how I could set the RAM to 128 Mb, 64 Mb etc.
I posted this query on the Linux-Newbie forum and this was the reply I got:

Passing option to the kernel is one way to explictly state your ram size. If you have LILO, at your LILO prompt type

Linux mem=128

assuming that Linux is the label for booting into Linux.

You can store this in LILO configuration by adding the line


to /etc/lilo.conf

However I have Grub instead of LILO on my system. Any idea what I am to do?
Thank You.
Old 10-26-2003, 07:50 AM   #2
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GRand Unified Bootloader

Try this Link

Search for the uppermem command.
hope this helps


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