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Re: f10.x86_64: laptop HP: Problem to see all 4Gb of memory



On Wednesday 03 December 2008, Dario Lesca wrote:
>Hi, I have install 4Gb of ram on this HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop:
>http://www.smolts.org/client/show_all/pub_4d5ac78f-b263-4f95-a26d-5d248e5659
>aa
>
>The BIOS showed only 3Gb of RAM.
>
>Then I have update the BIOS with last version released from HP.
>
>Now the BIOS show correctly 4Gb of RAM, but Fedora10 x86_64 show only
>
>3Gb of RAM (also smolt show 3Gb of RAM):
>> [root lesca ~]# free
>>              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
>> Mem:       3093172    2771984     321188          0       1712    1549504
>> -/+ buffers/cache:    1220768    1872404
>> Swap:      6291448      93716    6197732
>
>On this laptop I have test also Fedora9 with last kernel-PAE-x.x.x.i686
>but also in this case the memori show is only 3Gb.
>
>Some suggest?
>
>Is a BIOS problem?

No, you need to turn on the PAE abilities in the kernel config and re-build & 
re-install.

>Thanks for reply.
>
>--
>Dario Lesca <d lesca solinos it>



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