I am running a LiveUSB PCLOS LXDE 2012 that I chainload from my main install in Hard Disk Drive No 2, which is PCLOS KDE 2012. I have 8 GB physical RAM that my main install recognizes, once I changed its kernel to 126.96.36.199-pclos3.pae.bfs
I tried to do the same for my LiveUSB PCLOS LXDE and installed kernel-188.8.131.52-pclos1.pae.bfs, but after reboot I found that my reported physical RAM stayed the same, with the maximum 4 GB [Memory: 3373MB (444MB used)]
I repeated the procedure with same result for:
I used these kernels because in their respective properties it is stated: “It is optimised for i686 CPUs, supports up to 64GB of system memory (highmem enabled)”
Kernel reported for my system is: Linux 3.2.18-pclos2.bfs (i686)
This correspond to the original kernel for LiveUSB PCLOS LXDE 2012: kernel-3.2.18-pclos2.bfs
From its properties: “it is optimised for i686 CPUs, supports up to 4GB of system memory (highmem enabled)”
I have not tried kernels for AMD chipset, which is my case: 4x AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, family, model, stepping: 21, 1, 2 (AMD Opteron/Athlon64/FX).
From kernel-3.2.18-pclos2.a64, in its properties: “This kernel package contains a AMD64/Opteron (K8) optimised Linux 3.2.18-pclos2.a64 kernel compiled for the x86 arch”. Similar statement is included for others kernels for AMD. In all these cases maximum RAM is limited to 4 GB. For this reason I have not tried these kernels.
Is it possible to change the kernel for LiveUSB PCLOS LXDE in order to make the system recognize more than 4 GB?