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I have an old Pentium 233MMX Intel VX chip Compaq desktop. It used to have 32MB RAM module in it. I put a 128MB RAM module, and now BIOS only ...
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    Question Force linux to see more memory than BIOS?


    I have an old Pentium 233MMX Intel VX chip Compaq desktop. It used to have 32MB RAM module in it. I put a 128MB RAM module, and now BIOS only detects it as 48MB RAM.

    Is there some method (like kernel command line) that would allow Linux to use the entirety of the memory independently on what BIOS is detecting?
    Last edited by Lockheed; 05-30-2014 at 08:15 AM.

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    If the BIOS isn't seeing reporting it I doubt Linux will either. Things like extended memory managers that were used in the CP/M and DOS days were really speciallized coding and on today's machines just aren't needed.
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