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How-to: Linux only detects 2gb of RAM with 4 installed - i386 Debian Lenny #solution #answer #it

How-to: Linux only detects 2gb of RAM with 4 installed – i386 Debian Lenny #solution #answer #it

Linux only detects 2gb of RAM with 4 installed – i386 Debian Lenny

I have a machine with 4gb of RAM, but Linux is only detecting two in top and free. The BIOS reports 4.

Running i386 Debian Lenny.

Answer [by Joseph Kern]: Linux only detects 2gb of RAM with 4 installed – i386 Debian Lenny

You need to enable the bigmem kernel.

dpkg get-selections | grep bigmem apt-get install…

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