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I read some where that Linux supports 64 Mb RAM. If one needs to use/add more memory one has to configure Linux.
Is this true?
Can Linux auto detect added memory?
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Mine did. If you running on ix86, you can verify if the memory was installed correctly by pressing one of the function keys (I thinkk F7) wich will take you to the system configuration screen. I think this has nothing to do with Linux. If you see the added memory in this screen, Linux will automatically detect the memory.
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Thanks MM;
F7 does not do anything on my Mandrake 8.0. I think I can use command 'free' to display total available memory.
 
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Bruce - doing:
cat /proc/meminfo
will show you Linux memory data.
If your BIOS detects newly installed memory, Linux will see it at boot, no need to do anything special.
You can look at /var/log/messages to see how early during boot this occurs.
If your BIOS does not detect added memory, it gets more complicated, but you can tell Linux to use a specific amount of RAM, regardless of what BIOS reports.
Regards, Guy
[ March 01, 2002: Message edited by: Guy Allard ]
 
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thanks Guy!
 
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