[RndTbl] Debian doesn't see all RAM in a VM

Sean Cody sean at tinfoilhat.ca
Mon Feb 1 23:08:28 CST 2010

Can you post a dmesg?
That would help lots.

I'm assuming the machine's POST mem test gets to 2048 right?

4GB has issues on some architectures (memory hole due to address space layout) but 2GB sounds odd and I would need more detail to even guess.

On 2010-02-01, at 8:58 PM, Brian Doob wrote:

> I installed Debian Sarge (with 2.4.x kernel) on VMware ESXi in a  
> virtual machine with 2GB RAM. It looks like Linux only sees 900MB of  
> memory (according to top, vmstat and /proc/meminfo). Does anyone know  
> why this would be happening and how I can fix it? Do I need to compile  
> different options into the kernel? Thanks.
> 			-Brian
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