How to use more than 4GB of ram on a x32 bit install of Debian

How to use more than 4GB of ram on an x32 bit install of Debian

Like Windows, all x32 packages of Debian can only use a maximum of 4GB of ram. Some users may find it’s inconvenient to update the os on their VPS server or dedicated servers due to possible downtime worries. You can actually increase the maximum allowed ram in your server up to 64gb by issuing a single command.

Most dedicated servers come with a minimum of 16 GB of ram so if you have deployed an x32 os install to your server instead of an x64 bit then you will need to use the command below. Login as root and issue;

apt-get install linux-image-2.6-686-bigmem

Then reboot your server and the total ram up to 64gb  will be available to use

How to use more than 4GB of ram on a x32 bit install of Debian
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