Vieri Di Paola (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 5 Aug 2001 04:54:18 -0700 (PDT)
I just bought a DIMM 128M RAM module and inserted it
in the motherboard. I took the old 2x8M SIMM modules.
However, my BIOS sees only 32M. I read though that I
can pass the kernel the argument "mem=128m" and Linux
should use all the available RAM. But this operation
leads to an error: "protection fault" and the boot
halts. Could there be a hardware problem with the DIMM
card? Or is just a BIOS thing, in which case there's
isn't anything I can do, or is there? I tried SuSE 6.3
and BestLinux Release 3 with both lilo and grub. I
passed kernel ... vmlinuz mem=128m but boot fails.
However any mem value below 32m works and the command
"top" shows the correct amount of memory.
Thanks in advance,
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