Hi. At Sat, 23 Sep 2006 21:49:20 +0200, Vo?ten?k Vladim?r wrote: > I have an old HP NETSERVER PRO 2xpentium pro, 256 MB ram, > and I tried to install the actual FREEBSD 6.1 there. I made 3 > floppies: boot, kernel1 and kernel2. When it starts booting from > the boot floppy, the loader show I only have 16 MB of RAM > (instead 256MB I have there). Then it asks for kernel1 and 2 > disk, and boot disk again. It gives me also the entry FREEBSD > display with countdown - to choose boot type - default, no > acpi, secure etc. I tried it all, but it alwaysl hangs after about 5 > second after any choice. So I must just reboot. I think it is just > because the lack of RAM, because, I think it requirets at least 24 > MB of RAM. > I have found something about this on the web, that it is > necessary options "MAXMEM=n" to use all the RAM, because old > BIOSes shows just first 16 MB or so, but I am just doing the > installation. So how can I modify the kernel on the floppies to > use such option during the installation from floppies? Or should I > install from other media???Please can you help me with > this??????How can I make the installation boot floppy see all the > RAM I have? > Thank you very much for your reply. > > Greetings > > Vladimír Voštenák
Choose "6. Escape to loader prompt" from the boot menu and enter the two lines to the loader(8) prompt: set hw.physmem=256M boot See loader(8) for details. It's the same thing that you specify "MAXMEM=256M" to your kernel configulation file. --- Watanabe Kazuhiro ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"