fc1_x86_64 preview on tyan thunder k8w (S2885ANRF REV .03)

Rob Myers rob.myers at gtri.gatech.edu
Wed Dec 10 19:48:14 UTC 2003


On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 14:02, Ron Kuris wrote:
> |
> | to respond to myself, i tested 8gb of ram and the kernel
> | (2.4.22-1.2129.nptlsmp) only reports 3.5gb.
> 
> Can you run '/sbin/grub' and then 'displaymem' and provide the output here?

# /sbin/grub
Probing devices to guess BIOS drives. This may take a long time.


    GRUB  version 0.93  (640K lower / 3072K upper memory)

 [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported.  For the first word, TAB
   lists possible command completions.  Anywhere else TAB lists the
possible
   completions of a device/filename.]
grub> displaymem
displaymem
 EISA Memory BIOS Interface is present
 Address Map BIOS Interface is present
 Lower memory: 640K, Upper memory (to first chipset hole): 3072K
 [Address Range Descriptor entries immediately follow (values are
64-bit)]
   Usable RAM:  Base Address:  0x0 X 4GB + 0x0,
      Length:   0x0 X 4GB + 0xa0000 bytes
   Reserved:  Base Address:  0x0 X 4GB + 0xa0000,
      Length:   0x0 X 4GB + 0x60000 bytes
   Usable RAM:  Base Address:  0x0 X 4GB + 0x100000,
      Length:   0x0 X 4GB + 0x300000 bytes
grub>

care to interpret the meaning of this output for me? :)

thanks the help!

rob.





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