Subject: Re: grub and amd64.. issues?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 07/02/2007 21:57:54
On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 09:48:12PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 09:43:01PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > An i386 kernel should work on a box with 8G, it just will see only
> > about 3Gb. It may not be what you expect, but it should be a solution
> > to start working on the patches :)
> Doesn't work for me on a 4GB box (kernel crashes during pmap bootstrap)

I guess grub isn't providing the expected infos about memory.
Did you try setting REALEXTMEM to about 3GB (or maybe 2GB to be safe) ?

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