[ltp] can't detect all 256 MB of RAM (RH 6.2, 2.2.14 on 770X)

Tom Grydeland linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Mon, 9 Jul 2001 20:12:57 +0200 (MET DST)

On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Jake Roersma wrote:

> Specifying more memory than you actaully have will cause the kernel to bomb
> out outputting an oops error.. So when you are toying with
> append="mem=FOO", make sure you've got a back up kernel image with no
> memory specifed in lilo.conf.. Otherwise you'll have to hunt down that boot
> disk you can never seem to find..

This is why, when you experiment with stuff like that, you have at least
one "fail-safe" boot option from lilo -- one you *know* works.

/boot   = /dev/hda
map     = /boot/map

image = /boot/vmlinuz-orig
    label = failsafe
    root  = /dev/hda1

image = /boot/vmlinuz-new
    label  = experimental
    root   = /dev/hda1
    vga    = 791
    append = "ide1=noautotune"

or something like that.

You can play around with "experimental", and when you are satisfied
it'll do what you want, call it "stable" or some such, and you always
have a fallback.

This is not to say that you shouldn't have a boot disk, though.

> Jake Roersma

//Tom Grydeland <Tom.Grydeland@phys.uit.no>

	"you cannot perceive beauty but with a serene mind." -- H. D. Thoreau

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