Subject: Re: grub and amd64.. issues?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Garrett D'Amore <Garrett.Damore@Sun.COM>
List: port-amd64
Date: 07/02/2007 13:14:05
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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) ?

No, but I didn't know about that.  (Hence my message to this list.)  
I'll try that tonight.

    -- Garrett