No all RAM is seen by Linux

Jason Nance jbnance at tresgeek.net
Tue Jun 17 21:56:59 CDT 2008


If this is a 32-bit box you will need to enable PAE in your kernel to see
the additional RAM.

Also, make sure that the BIOS is actually counting all of it.

j


On 6/17/08 9:09 PM, "Jared" <list-dell at legroom.net> wrote:

> I have a PowerEdge 2950 with 8 GB of RAM in it.  However, the OS (Debian
> Etch) only sees a little over 5 GB.  Running an 'omreport system summary'
> confirms this is a problem:
> 
> Memory
> Total Installed Capacity   : 8192 MB
> Memory Available to the OS : 5504 MB
> Total Maximum Capacity     : 32768 MB
> Memory Array Count         : 1
> 
> Unfortunately, I haven't had any luck at all figuring out what's causing the
> discrepancy.  Does anyone know what may cause this, or have any pointers for
> troubleshooting?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
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> Jared
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