[ILUG] Re: Transferring System
lbedford at lbedford.org
Fri Apr 16 16:06:05 IST 2004
On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 15:12, Michael Treacy wrote:
> To all who replied with suggestions, many thanks. As of 11am this morning,
> tá sé working again!!
> One or two niggly little things that needed sorting but all is sorted now.
> One quick question: the new server is a Dell 1600SC with 1GB of RAM.
> However, in the bootup it comes up with a message stating that there is
> 256MB available. And when I do a check in SuSE, it gives me 256MB as the
> total amount of Physical memory. It says 1024MB in the bios settings and the
> 256MB message comes up before Linux starts booting.
two things.. this dell has an "install" option in the bios which limits
memory to 256M for some broken installers.
Also, you need to use the HIGHMEM config setting or you'll only be able
to access 976M or so.
> Is this normal? (surely not!) Is it possible to get at the rest of the
depends on the machine I suppose :)
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