K8N-VM CSM not seeing over 2240MB RAM

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Mon Mar 10 08:50:10 UTC 2008

On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 01:50:25AM -0600, Jeremy Johnston wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >use PAE or (even better) 64-bit kernel
> >
> >
> >On Sun, 9 Mar 2008, Jeremy Johnston wrote:
> >
> >>I have been trying to trouble shoot a problem where my 32bit kernel will
> >>not see past 2240MB of RAM where as the BIOS reports it as 3GB. Windows
> >>on the same machine sees all 3GB.
> >>
> >>My dmesg can be found at http://www.smart-serv.net/~jeremy/dmesg.txt
> >>
> >>Any suggestions on what could be the cause of this would be greatly
> >>appreciated.
> >>
> >
> I attempted PAE but it panics with some modules I require. And I would 
> gladly go to 64bit if I didnt need the nvidia drivers.
> But there is no reason the kernel should see less then 3GB when x86 can 
> handle up to 4. Bit confused on this.

You could try putting:


in /boot/loader.conf



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