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[SLE] Why doesn't my added memory show up?
  • From: suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Michael Schwager)
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:33:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <1278339850.967645981@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>



Hi,
I have a box running SuSE 6.4. I just popped in a 256 Meg DIMM. I had a
128 Meg DIMM. The problem is, Linux says I still only have 128 Meg.
What's up with that? Do I need to tell Linux something? I didn't think
so...

The BIOS recognizes the full SIMM without difficulty, and the memory test
runs ok at bootup. I have an Abit BH6 mobo, v 1.01. Bios is dated
something around 6/28/00 (I just updated it a few weeks ago). Could it by
my mobo, or some BIOS settings?

The DIMM came out of another machine, where Win98 had recognized it
adequately.

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-Mike Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx

P.S.
dmesg | more
Linux version 2.2.14 (root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) (gcc version 2.95.2 19991024
(releas
e)) #1 Fri Mar 17 11:59:50 GMT 2000
Detected 451035667 Hz processor.
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 901.12 BogoMIPS
Memory: 127560k/131072k available (1416k kernel code, 412k reserved, 1620k
data,
64k init, 0k bigmem)
Dentry hash table entries: 16384 (order 5, 128k)
Buffer cache hash table entries: 131072 (order 7, 512k)
Page cache hash table entries: 32768 (order 5, 128k)
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.4.0 initialized
CPU: Intel Celeron (Mendocino) stepping 00

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