On Tuesday 03 April 2007, Cokey wrote: >I have an older dual processor server that has been happily running FC5 >since it was released. It currently has 4G of memory and has the >capacity for 8G using 1G sticks. Recently I was given 2 1G sticks and >tried to upgrade the system. The system recognizes the memory and >boots, but then locks up with: > >exec of initj(/sbin/init) failed: Exec format error. > >Removing the memory clears the problem. I have also tried some 512 >sticks and they also cause the same problem. Essentially anything over >4G regardless of the how that's arrived at will cause the lockup. > >Looking for any hints/ideas. > There is, in the kernel's .config file, an entry to switch it to handle more than 4GB of memory. I believe you'll have to set that option and rebuild/reinstall the kernel. In fairly recent kernels, say the last year or so, that option line is: # CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G is not set Use a make (x/menu)config to turn that on. >Tnx > >Cokey > > >-- >This message has been scanned for viruses and >dangerous content by MailScanner, and is >believed to be clean. -- Cheers, Gene "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order." -Ed Howdershelt (Author) Just when you thought you were winning the rat race, along comes a faster rat!!