RAM in a Compaq 2500.
Wm. Allen Vonderschmidt
allen at vonderschmidt.org
Thu May 22 13:42:21 PDT 2003
Thanks, by the time I got this from you I had already received a
suggestion to add 'option MAXMEM="262144" ' into the kernel and
recompile it. That has solved the issue. Thanks for the quick response
to both Dan and Jon Gross.
From: Dan Nelson [mailto:dnelson at allantgroup.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 11:58 AM
To: Wm. Allen Vonderschmidt
Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: RAM in a Compaq 2500.
In the last episode (May 22), Wm. Allen Vonderschmidt said:
> I have a Compaq 2500 with 256MB of RAM installed. I have
> Win2K server installed and replaced it with FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE.
> According to sysctl I seem to only have 12MB of RAM
> (hw.physmem: 12099584). Win2K was seeing all 256MB until it was
> replaced. Any suggestions as to where to check for the disconnect?
> Thanks in advance.
Compaq's don't return the right values to the BIOS memory calls, so you
have to override the results. Try adding this to /boot/loader.conf:
dnelson at allantgroup.com
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