[CentOS] Slightly OT: Dell Poweredge 2850 with 4GB RAM

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Oct 3 09:53:00 UTC 2008


Sorin Srbu <> scribbled on Friday, October 03, 2008 11:36 AM:

>> does your bios see 4GB? try also memtest to make sure the 4GB are there.
>> cat /proc/meminfo and the boot lines of /var/log/messages
> 
> Will be back shortly with /proc/meminfo and boot-messages from /var/log.

Meminfo:
MemTotal:       255320 kB
MemFree:          5728 kB
Buffers:         83704 kB
Cached:          60084 kB
SwapCached:      29756 kB
Active:         115256 kB
Inactive:        98380 kB
HighTotal:           0 kB
HighFree:            0 kB
LowTotal:       255320 kB
LowFree:          5728 kB
SwapTotal:     4096532 kB
SwapFree:      3990252 kB
Dirty:              12 kB
Writeback:           0 kB
AnonPages:       63780 kB
Mapped:          22460 kB
Slab:            24684 kB
PageTables:       5260 kB
NFS_Unstable:        0 kB
Bounce:              0 kB
CommitLimit:   4224192 kB
Committed_AS:   454592 kB
VmallocTotal:   772088 kB
VmallocUsed:      4732 kB
VmallocChunk:   767136 kB
HugePages_Total:     0
HugePages_Free:      0
HugePages_Rsvd:      0
Hugepagesize:     2048 kB

Boot messages from /var/log/messages (hopefully the relevant part):
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel: Linux version 2.6.18-92.el5
(mockbuild at builder16.centos.org) (gcc version 4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat
4.1.2-42)) #1 SMP Tue Jun 10 18:49:47 EDT 2008
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel: BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 -
00000000000a0000 (usable)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 -
000000000ffc0000 (usable)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 000000000ffc0000 -
000000000ffcfc00 (ACPI data)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 000000000ffcfc00 -
000000000ffff000 (reserved)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 00000000e0000000 -
00000000fec90000 (reserved)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 00000000fed00000 -
00000000fed00400 (reserved)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 00000000fee00000 -
00000000fee10000 (reserved)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel:  BIOS-e820: 00000000ffb00000 -
0000000100000000 (reserved)
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel: 0MB HIGHMEM available.
Oct  3 08:48:33 mach002 kernel: 255MB LOWMEM available.

Couldn't get memtest to work...

>> what does the rescue mode says? cd1 of 5.2 i386/x86_64 ?

When I have cd1, what do I look for?
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