Re: Memory being incorrected sized at boot-up

Richard A. Soderberg (
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 21:18:54 -0700

And I can say that my Compaq Presario 6704, with 40MB, doesn't detect
higher than 16M until I do mem=40M. Did the same with the 24M it came with
originally, until I added a couple 8 meg edos.


At 05:15 p 7/10/97 -0400, Nicholas J. Leon wrote:
>I recently popped a copy of Linux (2.0.30) on my Compaq Deskpro 2000 at
>work and was amazed to see that it incorrectly reported the amount of RAM.
>The box contains 32MB, but the kernel only sees 16MB.
>Yes, I know, lilo append="mem=32M".
>But I thought I would let you (the developers) realize this. This isn't an
>issue of BIOS & >64MB of RAM (which I see plenty of messages about), it's
>something else.
>More information upon request & desire.
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