Subject: Can I tell netbsd (via a bootflag) how much Ram my DS5k has?
To: None <>
From: Tim Austwick <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/06/1999 15:39:54
Ive got a 5000/200, with netbsd 1.3.3 installed.

Memory slot 3 (the fourth one...), is buggered. A test-mem-m tells me
about some problem. With ram in this slot, NetBSD tends to fall over, with
ram problems.

I have 11*8meg memory cards. Giving me 88megs. Now, if i put 24megs in the
first three slots (0,1,2), and the rest in (4-12), the mem-test-m works
(because slot 3 isnt being used), and a cnfg reports 88 megs of memory.

But! When NetBSD boots, it finds 24megs of real memory. 

Is there some way to force it to use the full 88?

I was thinking along the lines:
boot 5/rz0/netbsd memory=88M
or something.

Does anyone know how to do this? Or where i can find out?

Thanks for any help!!

Tim Austwick