[PlanetCCRMA] 4GBs of ram with 32-bit ccrma

sevol sevol at hemp.net
Mon Aug 25 16:47:38 PDT 2008

Hi People,

Recently I put together a new box with 4 gigs (2x2GB sticks) of ram. 
Under the kernel only 2.94GBs is showing 
up. Is it possible to gain the full 4GBs of ram with this kernel? My cpu 
is 64-bit, & initially, I tried a fc9 64-bit install. When the install 
disc failed to recognize my hard drive, I backed off to a 32-bit OS on 
fc8. (Anyway, not sure my heart was ready for the move to 64-bit.)

My searching indicates that a pae-enabled kernel is required for 
accessing all the system ram via a 32-bit OS. & the ccrmart kernel isn't 
pae-enabled, is it? Am I wrong on this, or missing some info to get 
things working? Are people able to utilize 4GBs of physical ram with a 
32-bit ccrma kernel? Or will I need to switch to a 64-bit OS?

Any insight would be much welcome.

I have to say, I'm completely incompetent with audio work in general & 
certainly with Linux audio, but also, I'd like to say now, many thanks 
to Fernando Lopez-Lezcano for releasing Planet CCRMA's great software 
package collection.


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