Weird memory error

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at
Sat Oct 1 23:47:23 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 4:03 PM, Jack Frost <jfrostx80 at> wrote:
> Someone told me to post my experiences here.I haven't used bsd in the past but anyhow i decided to try the live cd but had it result in systematic termination.apparently my bios was telling it or it was reading my memory as only having 600k of 3 gigs free(i have 4 gigs) so what i did to resolve this was to type set hw.physmem=2G and then it loaded perfectly.

    Make sure that your BIOS isn't currently setup to only advertise
3GB. Some ASUS MBs I've dealt with (P5B, P5K) did this for instance;
it can confuse the stuff out of the OS if the BIOS lies.

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