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Old 10-20-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
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what's wrong with rh 9.0 - i only have a simple pc


after installing rh 9.0, it suddenly recognized my pc as a big mem and an smp... (as it shows in grub menu), but i only have a single axp 2100 and 256 mb ram. take a look at this...

[root@localhost root]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 6
model : 6
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 1733.439
cache size : 256 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 1
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 3460.30


[root@localhost root]$ cat /proc/meminfo
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 260435968 250834944 9601024 0 8818688 110968832
Swap: 2154979328 8351744 2146627584
MemTotal: 254332 kB
MemFree: 9376 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 8612 kB
Cached: 100832 kB
SwapCached: 7536 kB
Active: 180196 kB
ActiveAnon: 104432 kB
ActiveCache: 75764 kB
Inact_dirty: 16 kB
Inact_laundry: 37920 kB
Inact_clean: 2972 kB
Inact_target: 44220 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 254332 kB
LowFree: 9376 kB
SwapTotal: 2104472 kB
SwapFree: 2096316 kB

now i am wondering what kernel update should i download...
Old 10-20-2003, 06:42 AM   #2
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Location: Chennai, India
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To find the version of your kernel, just type uname -r in the console. I don't know if this is what you were looking for. And what was the aim of your question??
Old 10-20-2003, 08:57 AM   #3
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linux saw my system as something with 4gb memory, but actually only 256 mb, and it saw my system as a multiproc system, but actually its not... so there must be something wrong, i just can't figure out what it is...
Old 10-20-2003, 09:18 AM   #4
Registered: Oct 2001
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Distribution: all.. but mainly SuSe--- looks like it changing to Red Hat
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I think your confused:

MemTotal: 254332 kB == 254.332Meg of Memory, not 4G
Mem: 260435968 /1024 = 254332 KB == 254.332 Meg

Swap: 2154979328 /1024 = 2104472 KB == 2,104.472 Meg /2.104472 Gig of Swap space.

if you look at your /proc/meminfo output...
SwapTotal: 2104472 kB
this would be the same as /proc/swaps output... it would also list your partitions it is mounted at:

/dev/sda3 -- on my rh9 install (/dev/hda3 if you have an IDE and not Scsi)

I don't see how you say your system is a multiprocessor...


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