slow (s-l-o-w) install

Frank Cox theatre at
Sat Feb 16 22:06:25 UTC 2008

On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:57:06 -0500
"Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings at> wrote:

> So what happens if you tell the kernel there is slightly less than 4GB
> of ram?  A simple test would be to tell the kernel you have 3GB of RAM.
>  If it runs fine, increase that number until it no longer runs fine.  It
> its only 64MB of RAM at the top of the memory map, can you tell the
> system you only have 4095MB of RAM?

I assumed that the bios bug meant that the last 64mb of however-much ram you're
using over 2GB becomes the problem.  However, I haven't tried what you suggest
yet and will do so to see what happens.  Thanks for the suggestion!

> This is an X86_64 capable CPU running in 64 bit mode, right?  So you
> don't need a PAE kernel?


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