How to install 9X system on a machine with >512MB RAM.

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  • #575
    Voodoo
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    The Setup will work fine formatting and copying all of the files to the hard drive. The issue comes when it reboots and starts the configuration processes. Before it does this, ensure that you change the “MaxPhysPage” in the [386Enh] of the System.ini file under the C:\Windows directory. You can do this by using the following in DOS Command Prompt:

    Enter “C:” which will bring you to the C: drive
    Enter “CD C:\Windows” which will bring you to the Windows Directory
    Enter “edit system.ini” which will bring up the system.ini in an editor and allow you to change the settings.

    Ensure that in the [386Enh] section, you have the “MaxPhysPage” set to something below 1GB (depending on the system). NOTE: For the table below, just use the MaxPhysPage=xxxxx in your system.ini to see the ram size on the right.

    SYSTEM.INI Entry RAM Size
    —————- ——–
    MaxPhysPage=3C000 960 MB
    MaxPhysPage=38000 896 MB
    MaxPhysPage=34000 832 MB
    MaxPhysPage=30000 768 MB
    MaxPhysPage=2C000 704 MB
    MaxPhysPage=28000 640 MB
    MaxPhysPage=24000 576 MB
    MaxPhysPage=20000 512 MB
    MaxPhysPage=1C000 448 MB
    MaxPhysPage=18000 384 MB
    MaxPhysPage=14000 320 MB
    MaxPhysPage=10000 256 MB
    MaxPhysPage=0E000 224 MB
    MaxPhysPage=0C000 192 MB
    MaxPhysPage=0A000 160 MB
    MaxPhysPage=08000 128 MB
    MaxPhysPage=06000 96 MB
    MaxPhysPage=05800 88 MB
    MaxPhysPage=05000 80 MB
    MaxPhysPage=04800 72 MB

    To Limit Your 98SE/ME to 1GB of RAM, Ensure These are in your C:\Windows\System.INI file

    [386Enh]
    MaxPhysPage=40000
    [vcache]
    MinFileCache=8192
    MaxFileCache=393216
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    #925
    Voodoo
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    NOTE: If you plan to install Mr. RLoew’s memory patch to Windows ME, you still have to use the method above until the Windows ME system goes through it’s setup process. Before any drivers are loaded, you can move the “patchmem.exe” to your C: and then use the Windows ME Command Prompt to run it. Before you reboot, make sure that you go into the C:\Windows\System.ini and remove the “MaxPhysPage=” line in the [386Enh] section. The “MinFileCache” and the “MaxFileCache=” lines can also be removed. Of course, I am not so certain the FileCache lines do much about the actual memory size.

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