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Bret,

I appreciate it!  I believe that is indeed the issue...the batter was acting up on the system, and it lost some bios settings for the raid controller as well...

--ron
On Jan 7, 2010, at 7:49 PM, Bret wrote:

> The bios on Dell 1850 has a OS install setting which
> can cause this.
> 
> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: redhat-install-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:redhat-install-list-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
>> Rick Stevens
>> Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 4:43 PM
>> To: Getting started with Red Hat Linux
>> Subject: Re: System Only Recognizing 256 MB Ram
>> 
>> On 01/07/2010 03:04 PM, Ronald Mccarty wrote:
>>> Hey,
>>> 
>>> Hope someone can give me some help here...
>>> 
>>> I have a Dell 1850 with 4 X 1 GB memory sticks that the
>> linux kernel is only recognizing 256 MB...well actually 249
>> it's reporting:
>>> 
>>> [root@asvhyp1 proc]# free -m
>>>              total       used       free     shared
>> buffers     cached
>>> Mem:           249         98        150          0
>> 8         64
>>> -/+ buffers/cache:         24        224
>>> Swap:         2047          0       2047
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I originally thought it was a Xen / Kernel issue; however,
>> booting the
>>> system to a non zen kernel reports the same issue.  (dmesg is
>>> reporting 256 MB low mem, and no high)
>>> 
>>> It seems like I saw something years ago when getting 32-bit
>> systems to see 4 GB was more magic than science, but I'm stumped.
>>> 
>>> The Dell BIOS is showing the 4 GB.
>>> 
>>> If you don't have any insight, maybe some tips on helpful
>> commands would be useful.
>> 
>> We need to know what RHEL version you're running.
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