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I'm using:
Red Hat Linux release 3.0.3 (Picasso)
Kernel 2.0.27 on a i586

When I installed this version of linux the machine had 64MB ram, I now just added 32MB.  The BIOS shows the additional memory; however, linux does not. When I type "free"  it only shows 64MB as the total memory.

Is there some sort of config program that I need to run or some file that I need to edit?  Or, should it just work fine meaning something is screwed up.

Thanks.
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by:marcelofr
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add to your /etc/lilo.conf:

append="mem=96M"

Good Luck
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by:marcelofr
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Sorry, after this, run "lilo" and reboot. this should do the trick...


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by:mag062397
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It didn't work.  Maybe I typed something wrong.  Here is my lilo.conf file

jasmine:/etc(Tue Aug  4)> more /etc/lilo.conf
compact
boot=/dev/hda
map=/boot/map
install=/boot/boot.b
#prompt
#timeout=100
image=/vmlinuz
        label=linux
        root=/dev/hda1
        append="hdc=cdrom aha152x=0x340,11,7,1 mem=96M"
        read-only
jasmine:/etc(Tue Aug  4)>

The BIOS gives:  "Memory Test:  98304K"

During boot up linux displays:
Memory: 64312k/66496k available (640k kernel code, 384k reserved, 1160k data)

Hope this helps.
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by:mag062397
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running lilo worked.  Thanks.

I would like to accept the answer so please propose an answer so that I
can accept it.  Thanks again.  Sorry I didn't wait long enough for your
second comment.
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ok. enjoy your 96Mb
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