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Using more than 4 GB RAM on Debian etch 32bit

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By default Debian etch 32bit allows a maximum of 4 GB RAM. The limit can be raised up to 64 GB with a single apt-get command / kerenl update:

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem

That’s it, reboot your system and you will be able to install up to 64GB of RAM to your system.

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  • samrat
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    samrat samrat

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    i did exactly what u said but my network card doesn’t recognize in new kernel .


  • aip
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    aip aip

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    Hello samrat

    I have tested this with a few boxes and never had any hardware issues.

    What type of network card is installed? Could you post the output of “ifconfig -a” ?


  • jimbob
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    jimbob jimbob

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    how do i know if it worked?