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Got more than a gig of RAM and 32-bit Linux? Here's how to use it

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.167.209.136] on September 21, 2007 04:53 PM
You don't need a -bigmem Kernel in Debian if you want to use more than 885Mb RAM:
$ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 1265 847 418 0 67 382
-/+ buffers/cache: 396 868
Swap: 2047 0 2047

$ aptitude search linux-image | grep '^i'
i linux-image-2.6-686 - Linux 2.6 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P
i linux-image-2.6.18-4-686 - Linux 2.6.18 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PII
i linux-image-2.6.20.1 - Linux kernel binary image for version 2.6.
i linux-image-2.6.22-1-686 - Linux 2.6.22 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PII
i A linux-image-2.6.22-2-686 - Linux 2.6.22 image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PII

$ uname -r
2.6.22-2-686

So what?

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