Re: 128MB lost... where ?

From: Richard B. Johnson (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 12:56:32 EST

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Giuliano Pochini wrote:

> Perhaps this is a faq...
> I have a dual-800 (mb asus, no AGP) with 1GB ram,
> but according to /proc/meminfo tells I only have
> 900000KB. I tried "mem=1024" boot parameter without
> success. How can I get my 128MB back ?
> Bye.
> Giuliano Pochini ->)|(<- Shiny Corporation {AS6665} ->)|(<-

You can't. You have to enable HIGHMEM4G in `make config`, then
rebuild the entire kernel. This doesn't work well with 2.4.1 because
many modules will have unresolved symbols. Maybe this has been
fixed in a later kernel.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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