I have a computer with a Windows 7 and a Debian OS disk partition. The computer has 12GB ram as can be seen when logged in on the Windows 7 OS. However, the Debian partition is only recognizing just under 4GB ram. Why would this be, and how can I fix this?
When I run the "free" command I see the reduced RAM amount as well as when I try to create a virtual machine in Virtual Box with the maximum RAM being allowed for a VM topping off at that same low amount. As far as I understood, (which is not saying much..) OS partitions were only disk partitions not RAM partitions.
Running Debian 6 "Squeeze" 32 bit
Output of 'free' command
total used free .... Mem: 3619800 386568 3233232 ... -/+ buffers/cache: 66944 3552856 Swap: 497972 0 497972
I don't have Gnome installed so I'm not really sure how to take a screenshot. But in VirtualBox you have a setting for RAM allocation for VMs and on this Linux partition the option maxes out at 3584MB.