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Re: memory probing


From: alfred hitch
Subject: Re: memory probing
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 02:13:45 -0400

Hi,

thanks for your response,
actually what I am looking for is that does grub and all use bios
calls to find out the memory size ?
on my system there is no bios, ixdp425 based plattform, 
then can I somehow probe amount of memory and not use a #define'ed one ?

Cheers,
Alfred

On 5/10/05, coly li <address@hidden> wrote:
> alfred hitch:
> 
> hi! I guess what you want to know more is the initialization for linux kernel.
> I know a guy who wirtes a perfect text named "i386 linux boot howto", you can 
> find out this text on www.tldp.org.
> also, I sugest you read the linux boot protocol, you can find this text in 
> linux kenrel source code. maybe the name is boot.txt.
> 
> good luck;-)
> 
> coly li
> address@hidden
> 2005-05-10
> 
> ======= 2005-05-10 12:08:54 original messages´╝Ü=======
> 
> >Hi All,
> >
> >I am trying to understand working of bootloaders and have a question
> >(which might be very elementary perhaps).
> >
> >I wanted to understand how does bootloaders probe memory installed on
> >system and thus pass the correct mem option across to linux kernel
> >say.
> >
> >Can someone please explain if this is dependant on bios necessarilly,
> >as I am looking for doing something similar on ixdp425 plattform.
> >
> >Can u please point me to some relavant doc / code ..
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Alfred
> >
> >
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