On Fri, 22 May 1998, Damacus Porteng wrote:
> I had the same problem when I upgraded RAM from 16M to 80M. The solution
> is simply appending mem=~1 MB less than what you have (For instance, I
> have append=79M). I believe this is because the system may be using some
> of the memory for shadowing, cacheing and whatnot.
> On Fri, 22 May 1998, Lluisma wrote:
> > I have a Dual PPro with 128MB of memory, 4.1 GB HDD on an Adaptec 2940 controller.
> > After installing Red Hat Linux 5.0 last night, I got a copy of the 2.0.34pre16 patch, applied it, uncomment the line SMP=1, compiled a new kernel, made LILO use the new image, and rebooted. Everything went fine but I forgot to specify that I have 128MB of memory.
> > So I modified my lilo.conf with an append statement. Sad to say when I rebooted my machine, I got a kernel panic. It says it can't mount the root fs. I booted from a floppy, removed the append statement in my lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo. Again, I rebooted my machine, this time I specified mem=128MB in the LILO boot prompt. It encountered the same problem.
> > I restarted the machine. Didn't specify anything at the boot prompt. Everything went fine but the kernel only detects 64MB of RAM. Am I missing something here? Is there a problem somewhere else?
> > Joseph Edcel R. Lluisma
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