Reducing number of ramdisk?
Posted on 1997-06-10
I installed Redhat 4.1 on a computer with 64meg of memory and now want to reduce that to 16meg of memory. Taking out the simm's caused a ramdisk error at boot. I have the original kernel with no problems until now. With 64meg installed at boot it creates (16) 4meg ramdisk. (16x4meg=64meg). This works fine with no problems. When I have only 16meg in the machine it tries to do the same thing and errors out. I've tried mem=16 at the LILO: and this did not solve the problem. The line in the dmesg log is:Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisk of 4096K sizeThis works fine with 64meg, but it still tries to create 16 when it only has 16meg of ram. What I would expect is that it would create 4 ramdisk of 4096K firstname.lastname@example.org