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Re: [opensuse] SuSe 10.2/64 4Gb memory problem
  • From: Bas hendriks <bas@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:01:46 +0100
  • Message-id: <45FE89BA.7090309@xxxxxxxx>
Andreas Jaeger schreef:
Bas hendriks <bas@xxxxxxxx> writes:

Andreas Jaeger schreef:
Bas hendriks <bas@xxxxxxxx> writes:

Anders Norrbring schreef:
Per Jessen skrev:
Bas hendriks wrote:

I am building a vmware server with SuSe10.2/64 as host os.
The problem is that only 2 Gb ram is available in SuSe, while 4 Gb is
installed.
I think you need to use a kernel with support for 4Gb memory. Either
rebuild yourself, or find a suitable opensuse kernel.  (maybe a -bigsmp
version).



/Per Jessen, Z├╝rich

Works perfectly fine for my 4 and 8 GB memory machines. Just plug in
the DVD and install, it chooses the right kernel automatically. In
my case on the 4GB box, uname -r
2.6.16.27-0.9-smp

Thanks for the reply's

The system wont boot with -bigsmp.
Bigsmp?  Are you running a 64-bit x86-64 kernel?  That one has no
bigsmp, just use the smp kernel (or on 10.2: The default one).

Andreas
I didn't understand the advice to run -bigsmp as i don't need PEA on
i386_64 to address full memory (a specific 32bit way), but i didn't
know if there where other difference between the kernel's and i
guessed that on a 64bit system the packet manager (YaST) only made
64bits kernel's available.


As warned before: I'm farly new to SuSe/linux ;-)

I'll try i386_32 with PEA now.

The default 64-bit x86-64 kernel should support this without problems.

I assumed that you run into the following problem: you run the 32-bit
bigsmp kernel on a 64-bit system - and then it would not boot at
all...

Andreas

Without doubt that was the reason it didn't boot the last time, but i originally started out with a default x86-64 install with a 2.6.18.8-0.1-default kernel, but i only had 2Gb of the 4GB ram available(see original post). Then i got suggestion to try the -bigsmp kernel.




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