Re: Dual Opteron -- FC2 won't recognize RAM
From: Robert G. (Doc) Savage (dsavage_at_peaknet.net)
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 23:50:16 -0500
On Fri, 2004-07-23 at 22:36, Ed Hill wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Today, I installed FC2 on a dual Opteron-140 with 12Gig RAM. The
> install would only work if I added "mem=1024M" or similar as a kernel
> After the install (which went nicely), the system would only boot if
> less than 4Gig was specified using the kernel option "mem=3900M" or
> similar. Anything over 4Gig resulted in an immediate re-boot (reset?)
> within a second or two of the attempted boot.
> This machine has successfully run both SuSE and RHEL v3. I would now
> like to use FC2 but am disappointed by the (apparent?) lack of support
> for 12Gig RAM. I've tried searching for information on Fedora large-RAM
> support but am making not headway. Are there any special kernels or
> options that I could try with FC2 to get it to recognize all of the RAM?
> Or should I just go back to RHEL 3?
> PS: System is an MSI-8131 MB with dual Opteron-140
You might have better luck getting an answer to this question on the
amd64-list. Most of us on the fedora-list haven't made the jump to
Robert G. (Doc) Savage, BSE(EE), CISSP, RHCE | Fairview Heights, IL
Fedora Core 1 kernel 2.4.22-1.2197.nptl on P-III/M IBM Thinkpad A22p
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