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Re: Dell PowerEdge 1650 w/2GB only sees 256MB?

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:18:02AM -0500, John D. Baker wrote:
> I've been working on a friend's Dell PowerEdge 1650 and although it
> has 2GB RAM, NetBSD/i386-5.1_RC3 only sees 256MB (255MB).
> Please see the dmesg output here:
> I've seen references to machines that have a similar problem, and I
> think I'm doing everything I can to encourage it to see all the RAM,
> but it doesn't seem to be helping.
> I'm going to try -current and see if it behaves differently.

I've seen on some system a BIOS option to reduce the amount of ram
exposed for compatibility with older OSes. Can you check if such an
option exists on this system ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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