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By homerJ ·
I used Mandrake 7.2 with kernel 2.2.17mdk.
The problem is that the kernel can't detect
all my memory. It shows it as 32M when it should be 64M. I've tried editing lilo.conf
and change the line "append=32M" to "append=64M". After I run /sbin/lilo and restarted the computer, everything goes haywire and Mandrake couldn't recognize the mouse anymore. Does anybody have any idea what is goin on here and how to solve the memory problem?

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by Stillatit In reply to memory detection error

Start with the basics. Does your BIOS recognize that you now have 64M? When you boot, is the memory check going all the way to 64M? If this is a very old machine you might still be in the world where there are either dip switches or a bios entry to tell the machine how much memory it has.

If the BIOS does not recognize the memory, you might also check for proper seating, and check your manual for compatibility. (For example, if you put in a single 32M simm, some motherboards will not see itbecause it wants them in pairs.)

Good luck.

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by Gregory Pleau In reply to memory detection error

Try putting "mem=64M" in the lilo.conf file either after the append= or on a line by itself.

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