16mb RAM?

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sat Jun 19 21:40:38 BST 2004

On 19 Jun 2004, at 21:17, Grant wrote:

> Hi, got a compaq proliant 2500R server with dual CPU, 800mb of ram and 
> a smart-2H raid card...
> The problem is that i have installed freebsd 4.10 and 5.2.1 and BOTH 
> dont find the right amount of ram it only finds 16mb!, so i had read 
> about settinig ram in tthe kernel, but the problem is compiling a 
> kernel on a very slow 16mb server takes ages (so far 4hours and thats 
> just the make depend)... so i was wondering if there is a way to set 
> the ram at boot or install ?....

I think you can tell FreeBSD how much RAM you have installed by editing 
/boot/loader.conf and adding the line
	set hw.physmem="800M"
and then rebooting.

Bruce Cran

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