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Hey all,

I am only seeing 512MB Ram and I have a 1 GB board, anything I can do so it sees the rest of the ram? Tried to figure it out but no clue.

Thanks
maurddz wrote:
Hey all,

I am only seeing 512MB Ram and I have a 1 GB board, anything I can do so it sees the rest of the ram? Tried to figure it out but no clue.

Thanks


You must be using wrong bootloader/image. Try correct image https://www.armbian.com/download/
maurddz wrote:
I am only seeing 512MB Ram and I have a 1 GB board, anything I can do so it sees the rest of the ram? Tried to figure it out but no clue.


If you could tell us which board do you have with 1GB then we could give you the right link to a image.
And which image did you use to boot?
Hi,pls loading an SD card with the newest Ubuntu build with kernel 4.14https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w7eMluHWo3ezwKBdaJcDUcCtM9qVaaVv?usp=sharing
Hello and thanks for the response. I just used the image that came preinstalled on the sdcard as I ordered a Neo2 with the OLED and case as I am new to nano sized computers but not new to Linux. I didn't realize I would need a new image just because I have more ram. When I get to my machine, i will post more info. For now, I will read about loading a new image.

Thanks!
maurddz wrote:
I just used the image that came preinstalled on the sdcard as I ordered
a Neo2 with the OLED and case
as I am new to nano sized computers but not new to Linux. !


When you ordered a NanoPi Neo2 with OLED-Hat and (the black) case like:
http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=190
then you only got 512MB of DDR3 Ram and you will never see more.
NanoPi Neo 2: http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=180

Maybe you do think it has 1GB, because the new NanoPi Neo Core2 has 1GB of DDR3 Ram:
http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=211

For the 512MB NanoPi Neo2 the actual OLED Image nanopi-neo2_ubuntu-oled_4.14.0_20171219.img.zip
is at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gGoGd ... RYXhzECsLG
Yes I made sure to order the 1GB one.

NEO2 Complete Starter Kit
- DDR3 RAM: 1 GB RAM

is in my email and here is the link http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=189 Has an $8 1 GB upgrade option.

piipi@NEOS:~$ uname -a
Linux NEO2 4.11.0-rc4 #37 SMP Thu May 4 01:43:10 CST 2017 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux

~$ free
total used free shared buff/cache available
Mem: 494760 107808 187744 1716 199208 363480
Swap: 0 0 0


~$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS \n \l

So is it the wrong image? With I use apt-get ... it's using ubuntu-ports xenial as the source.

I just want to make sure before I upgrade as I did alot of customizations already :)

Thanks!
maurddz wrote:
Yes I made sure to order the 1GB one.
NEO2 Complete Starter Kit
- DDR3 RAM: 1 GB RAM

is in my email and here is the link http://www.friendlyarm.com/index.php?ro ... uct_id=189 Has an $8 1 GB upgrade option.

Ohh - I didnt know about this 1GB option for the Neo2 (Kit) - because on the normal Neo2 (without case) there isnt a 1GB option
(only a not useable option for 512MB - because it aleready has 512MB).

In my Opinion they made a mistake at the Neo2 Kit Page and the 1GB "option" is for the 512MB.....

But ask FriendlyARM-Support directly (would be a nice option to get a 1GB Neo2).....but I havent seen before a Neo2 with 1GB of Ram :(
So is it the wrong image?
You are using some beta image with a beta kernel which will never get an update with an apt update.

To be sure that you have a real 1Gb board you need to provide:

- hires pictures of PCB, both sides

If you indeed have 1Gb board, try this option

- download latest Armbian for NEO2, nightly and update to the most recent kernel (4.14.13) with apt update
- attach serial console and provide its log

I already briefly checked and it seems that there are no special settings and 1Gb version must just work. At least kernel wise.
igorp wrote:
I already briefly checked and it seems that there are no special settings and 1Gb version must just work. At least kernel wise.


My NanoPi Neo Core2 - with 1GB Ram - is also using the normal NanoPi Neo2 armbian image and is showing the full 1GB of Ram without any special settings:

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Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.37.180112 nightly Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.14.13-sunxi64
Memory usage:  14 % of 994MB

KiB Mem :  1018032 total,   442988 free,   150028 used,   425016 buff/cache
KiB Swap:   131068 total,   131068 free,        0 used.   773292 avail Mem

Hey all and thanks again for the responses. I do remember there being a sticker on the NIC that said 1GB but I will take it apart tonight and take some photos.

I also do not know of a setting to enable or activate that enables 1Gb of ram vs 512. In my experience, if you have more than 64GB then a kernel option needs to be included in the recompile of the kernel.

I will try a armbian image tonight and see if that fixes it. I did not realize I was running a beta kernel. I mostly use Slackware so debian is kinda of new to me as it's a little different.

Thanks again all.
All is good now. I installed Armbian and now I see the full 1024 MB of ram. My OLED screen doesn't work anymore so I am figuring that out, any suggestions?
maurddz wrote:
All is good now. I installed Armbian and now I see the full 1024 MB of ram. My OLED screen doesn't work anymore so I am figuring that out, any suggestions?

Sorry I cant help here... I also got a normal Neo (not Neo2) with OLED-Hat, but the display will only run with a (in my opinion) kernel-module/software which isnt available in armbian.

The OLED-Hat-Wiki at
http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.php/NanoHat_OLED
tell us to use a customized ROM-image with xxx-OLED-xxx (Section Install Software)

There must be something "special" inside .

The /etc/rc.local is starting /usr/local/bin/oled-start
which then is starting /root/NanoHatOLED/NanoHatOLED

Maybe it will be only a copy of the directory /root/NanoHatOLED/ and /usr/local/bin/oled-start
and starting /usr/local/bin/oled-start in the /etc/rc.local of armbian?

[EDIT]
I did try it - but it didnt work :(
I gziped NanoHatOLED and copied and extracted it,
I copied
- /usr/local/bin/oled-start
- /usr/local/bin/gpio
- /root/NanoHatOLED/NanoHatOLED

I installed WiringNpi in /root via the instructions at https://github.com/friendlyarm/WiringNP

And checked in the OLED-Image which hardware has to be enabled:
I2C0, I2C1, I2C2, SPI0

But after a reboot the /System/Hardwaretoogle in armbian-config couldnt start up because of
ls: sed: -e expression #1, char 8: unterminated `s' command
sed: -e expression #1, char 13: unterminated `s' command
cannot access '/boot/dtb/overlay/Binary': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access 'file': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access '(standard': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access 'input)': No such file or directory
ls: cannot access 'matches*.dtbo': No such file or directory


Maybe the WiringNP-Installation did broke armbian :(

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