16mb RAM?

Grant orbman at thingysrealm.myftp.org
Sun Jun 20 00:49:15 BST 2004

Bruce Cran wrote:

> 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

it worked perfect! this is the fastest i seen freebsd go :) i guess 
people are right when they say RAM is important :P

Thanks for the quick reply... sorry i only just replied only quiet time 
i had to try it :)

Thanks again

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