[CentOS] Telling software system really has 512Mb memory

Tue Feb 28 13:49:31 UTC 2006
Will McDonald <wmcdonald at gmail.com>

On 28/02/06, Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:
> > >>Is there some system value that I can set so that the installer is
> > >>led to believe there is 512Mb of memory, so I can at least get this
> > >>stuff installed?
> > >
> > >you have the wrong list ? maybe go ask the Scalix people....
> >
> > Oh, I am asking there.  Here I am asking a more 'general' question.
> >
> > How do apps determine the system memory, and can they be 'fooled' by
> > changing some variable or other?
> ----
> assuming that the memory it is looking for is not physical memory but
> rather 'total memory'...
> see the man page for swapon

And if the installer's just a shell script that's cat/grep-ing
/proc/meminfo just hack the script around a bit.