Re: RAM limitations with YDL?

Subject: Re: RAM limitations with YDL?
From: Hollis R Blanchard (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 12:56:59 MDT

On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Darren Graham wrote:
> I have exactly the same problem. Your problem is caused by the kernel not
> supporting that much RAM.

That is correct. The maximum RAM supported on PPC is currently around 700MB
iirc. You may be able to boot with a kernel argument of "mem=700" but I'm not


> You will have to upgrade to 2.14.x. There is a
> 2.14.x pre-release but i haven't tried it yet. I'm running 2.2.15pre19-ben1.

This part doesn't make much sense. Do you mean 2.2.14? 2.2.14 is old, clearly
older than 2.2.15 (and the current 2.2 version is now .17).

At any rate, Ben's precompiled kernels are generally safe and support newer
hardware. See


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