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

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Fri Oct 3 09:15:29 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 10:23:46AM +0200, Sorin at Gmail wrote:
> Hi all,
> I got the previously mentioned Dell Poweredge 2850 with 4GB RAM and Perc4e
> raid controller. Installation went well and the raid is pretty fast even with
> level 5.
> However I have another problem now... CentOS 5.2 only sees 256MB RAM. Googling
> a bit, got me to install kernel-PAE, this went well, but CentOS still sees
> only 256MB.

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

what does the rescue mode says? cd1 of 5.2 i386/x86_64 ?
<snip bios update>
> Upon reboot, at post, it said the update failed. Now what?? I'm at a loss
> here. This is my first Dell Poweredge-server and I lack knowledge in the
> tricks-department with this one.
ask the dell poweredge mailing list, this is pretty off topic here.

Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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