Re: almost too embarrassed to ask...

david parsons (o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s)
15 Jul 1997 15:18:10 -0700

In article <>,
Ka'Plaagh <> wrote:
> after happily building 2.1.44 kernels on my (Intel) system,
>all I get when I boot (either via a boot block floppy or via loadlin.exe
>is a complaint that my system has less than 4Mbytes of memory.

Try editing /usr/src/linux/include/linux/config.h and
#define'ing STANDARD_MEMORY_BIOS_CALL, then rebuilding
the system. This (at least in my original memory patch)
disables the new memory detect, and goes back to the old
no-more-than-64mb detection scheme.) If the machine is
happy with this, something's been tweaked in the new
memory detect scheme which has broken it for you.

What sort of hardware do you have?

david parsons \bi/