advice on partitioning
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Thu Oct 13 07:33:08 UTC 2005
On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 22:23:49 -0700 (PDT)
AA <asokanon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello again,
> > This is a kernel thing...
> > You need to have high memory enabled..
> > Can't remember the incantation.. Right now..
> > Vram
> yes, this is what the warning that I saw told me. I
> will search for this online, but if you do happen to
> remember how to do it please let me know.
> Thanks in advance,
You must be running the 386 kernel: these have a memory limit around 900MB or so (I forget the exact number). the command " uname -r" will tell you, for instance
To see your architecture and kernel type consult " uname -a " which gives full output like
Linux mmx 2.6.10-5-386 #1 Tue Jun 7 08:26:42 UTC 2005 i586 GNU/Linux
That output is from an old pentium 200 mmx which is i586 - yours will probably say i686. The thing to do is to run
apt-cache search linux-image
and choose an appropriate kernel ( say linux-image-686 or one of the "k" series for AMD if applicable) from the list that presents you, and of course install it then reboot. Your memory should then appear accurately, minus a bit for the kernel stack, if I remember correctly.
Avoid the 2.6.11 series of Ubuntu kernels, which had an issue with inotify amongst other problems, apparently.
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