Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1273 from 2003/2/24
New here. Didn't see an answer to this by searching, so I figured I'd ask. What is the actual maximum RAM available to use in MorphOS? 2GB? I ask because my 4GB G5 only reports ~1.5GB on the boot screen.
Quark kernel can use about the 2GB, but ABox (what you see in OS) is limited to 1.5GB. So in your situation you'll have all of the maximum of 1.5GB available for the OS and user, and some lowest level drivers are even using area above it. The rest is just ignored.Quote:
Also, is the filesystem limited to 128GB? The installer won't seem create anything larger.
The default filesystem (SFS) is limited to 128GB partitions and you can use bigger HDs by creating several partitions. MorphOS also supports PFS, but it's limited to 104GB partitions. Those two are practically the only ones which are wise to be used for your bootable System partition, but for other partitions you could use other filesystems which do support bigger partition sizes. Although if you plan to use Work or some other partition for installed software, I'd still use a filesystem which preserves MorphOS file properties. But for data partitions for storage purposes, you could use even more alien filesystems like EXT2. IceFS is a MorphOS native filesystem which supports bigger sizes, but there are a bit mixed opinions about it.