(Answer) (Category) Linux on PowerPC FAQ-O-Matic : (Category) MkLinux :
MkLinux freezes right after the line "mem=256MB"
MkLinux has a built-in memory limit. It used to be 90MB, but is supposed to have moved past that. Ask on MkLinux-setup for an up-to-date answer.

The way to fix it is to add the line "mach_options= -m90" (for 90MB) to your lilo.conf. This will limit the amount of memory MkLinux recognizes.

Reportedly there is a physical limit as well, where if you have more than that amount not even the -m option will save you. In that case, donate a 128MB DIMM to the needy and receive a hefty tax break.

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