Smith, Troy (NIH/NCI)
trsmith at mail.nih.gov
Wed Sep 21 17:15:10 UTC 2005
That worked! Thank you very much for you help.
From: Eamonn Sullivan [mailto:eamonn.sullivan at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:49 PM
To: Ubuntu Help and User Discussions
Subject: Re: Memory Issues
On 21/09/05, Smith, Troy (NIH/NCI) <trsmith at mail.nih.gov> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have installed Ubuntu 5.04 on a Latitude D600, dual booting with a
> non-Linux OS. The laptop has 2GB of physical memory, which is recognized
> the BIOS and the other OS. However, the output of $cat /proc/meminfo
> the MemTotal=906656kb, and the output of free -m shows 885mb. I installed
> the default build with the 386 kernel.
You need to update to the 686 kernel to take advantage of memory above
1 GB. sudo apt-get install linux-image-686, I believe. (I'm not in
front of my Ubuntu now, so check in Synaptic and make sure i have the
package name correct.) Then reboot.
> I don't believe a hugemem kernel is
> needed here, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong (I'm relatively new
> Linux). Any guidance (I am actively searching Ubuntu wiki) and assistance
> anyone is able to provide on how to get all of the memory recognized is
> greatly appreciated.
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