[CentOS] Solved: Dell PE2850 with 4GB RAM (Was Slightly OT: DellPoweredge 2850 with 4GB RAM)

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at orgfarm.uu.se
Fri Oct 3 10:31:58 UTC 2008

Sorin Srbu <> scribbled on Friday, October 03, 2008 12:22 PM:

>>>> However I have another problem now... CentOS 5.2 only sees 256MB RAM.
>>> Is "OS install mode" set to "On" in the BIOS? I seem to remember this
>>> sets the memory limit to 256Mb
>> It is in fact. Lemme' check. BRB.
> Hot diggety, that did it!! 4GB RAM available now. You guys are just golden,
> thx a bunch!
> What is that "install mode" for anyway?? As I said earlier, this is my first
> Dell-server ever and as it's a refurbished machine, I didn't get any manuals
> and stuff... Probably will need to visit support.dell.com in a near future.
> You guys think I will now be able to run that bios update as well? Figuring
> it might have been a deficient RAM-issue, with 4GB RAM it might work now...?

Heh, googling for "poweredge install mode on" reveals it's not only having had
this problem. ;-)
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