Solved

Linux: Memory Upgradtion problems

Posted on 1997-02-25
2
188 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
How do I make Linux recoginize my memory upgradations?
I recently upgraded my memory from 16MB to 40MB. I've tried
typing linux mem=40M at the lilo boot but the system hangs
while adding swap space.
My version of linux also hogs memory irrespective of the
number of users/processes. Initially the system is quite
fast but as time progesses, it becomes slower & slower.
Maybe swapping of pages from memory is not as efficient as
it should be.
Kindly suggest a solution.

I'm using the following version of Linux :

    Redhat Linux Release 3.0.0 ( Picasso )
      Kernel 1.2.13

  I'm on a Compaq with a 75MHz Pentium Processor
0
Comment
Question by:dennis1
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:pc012197
ID: 1626806
1. Upgrade to a 2.0 kernel
2. Was the kernel you use built with "Limit memory to 16MB" set to YES?

0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
ping0621 earned 50 total points
ID: 1626807
Follow the comment of PC.
Recompile your kernel with 'Limit memory to 16 MB' set to NO.
0

Featured Post

Monthly Recap

May was a big month for new releases from Linux Academy! Take a look at what our team built recently in our blog. You can access the newest releases from our blog.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I am a long time windows user and for me it is normal to have spaces in directory and file names. Changing to Linux I found myself frustrated when I moved my windows data over to my new Linux computer. The problem occurs when at the command line.…
The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how we can use conditional statements using Python.
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question