Dell PE 1950 - Only seeing 3.2 gigs of ram
josh at tcbug.org
Fri Jan 12 01:06:31 UTC 2007
On Thursday 11 January 2007 07:55, Jeff MacDonald wrote:
> > > Well I hate when people say this, but I'm going to say it.. :)
> > >
> > > When I did a default install of ubuntu, it saw all 4 gigs
> > > without a hitch. So does that mean it already includes PAE, or
> > > something else ?
> > One of those two. You sure you didn't install a 64-bit version
> > of Ubuntu?
> Fairly sure :)
> > > Aside, I will read up on PAE. I'll read up about 64 bit as
> > > well, I've been hesitant to make the jump only cause any word
> > > of mouth i've heard said that it's not ready for production.
> > > Maybe that's off base, it's only what "i've heard"
> > We're deploying a lot of 64 bit stuff around here. Our
> > experience has been that the OS is as solid on amd64 as it is on
> > i386. Server applications are the same. There are, however, a
> > lot of desktop applications that are still flaky on 64-bit --
> > mostly non-mainstream ones. We got in a crunch and had to
> > reinstall a workstation back to i386 because of it, or I would
> > have filed some bug reports.
> Yeah, that's likly true what you say about server vs desktop. I'm
> going to slap a 64 bit copy on now and see how it does.
For what it's worth I've been running 6.1-R AMD64 on a PE 1950 very
successfully as a web/mysql/mail/dns server. If you have the
broadcom or intel NICs you're going to want to use the drivers from
6-STABLE or 6.2-RC2. Other than that it's been relatively painless.
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