Bug 5785 - Large RAM not detected by installer
Summary: Large RAM not detected by installer
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-10-09 19:23 UTC by jukka.laurila
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-11 20:37:53 UTC


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Description jukka.laurila 1999-10-09 19:23:59 UTC
After installing RH 6.1 from a CD (the official ISO image,
custom install) on an AMD Athlon based computer with 256 MB
RAM, I noticed that only 64 MB of it was available.

I managed to make the rest available by adding the line

	append="mem=256M"

to /etc/lilo.conf and reinstalling LILO with the command
'lilo'. The installer should do this automatically.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-10-11 14:58:59 UTC
It's a known problem with some of the Athlon BIOS'es.
We're looking at ways to work around this.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-11 20:37:59 UTC
Try out the latest installer available in beta.  Reopen this bug if you are
still having problems.


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