I'm trying to install arch an efi board (AsusF2A85-M LE) with 16G ram.
I can boot from de latest arch cd (2012.11.01) by appending mem=4G to the efi kernel line, but where do I put mem=4G for the rEFInd bootloader to work?
Last edited by delaerep (2012-11-11 20:04:49)
What happens when you put mem=16G?
It will be required to use the 64-bit kernel.
Last edited by nomorewindows (2012-11-10 16:10:25)
I may have to CONSOLE you about your usage of ridiculously easy graphical interfaces...
Look ma, no mouse.
mem=4G is only required for kernel 3.6.4 on a pc with AMD CPU.
Kernel 3.6.4 is on the cd 2012.11.01, so there the parameter is required. But during a installation, you get a newer kernel (currently 3.6.6-1).
So booting after the installation should work without mem=4G .
mem=4G is the only option to start from install cd.
A other option is to use the ISO from last month.
http://ftp.hosteurope.de/mirror/ftp.arc … 012.10.06/
There is a bug in kernel 3.6.4 ( fixed in 3.6.5 ) that stops the kernel from booting on AMD machines unless mem is set to 4G or lower... I'm surprised they released a snapshot at kernel 3.6.4...
use the previous ISO or wait for the next
Last edited by sinatosk (2012-11-11 04:00:49)
The instructions in the beginners guide wiki are unclear concerning the naming of the kernel and initramfs files. This is clear in the UEFI bootloaders wiki.
thanks for the help