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    OS not using available RAM

    OK, so I have a dual boot system (Kali / Windows 10) on a laptop that uses Intel's Rapid Storage Technology (RST). It was enabled in UEFI by default. With this setting, Linux doesn't boot (not sure if it's just Kali or any flavour of Linux). To allow Linux to boot, I have to go into UEFI and...
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    OS not using available RAM

    OK, so I finally got it sorted. It all depends on the bootloader I use. As I have a dual boot with Windows 10, I have two boot scenarios. I can either go through the bootloader that came with Kali (my usual option until now). In which case, for some reason, the full amount of installed RAM is...
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    OS not using available RAM

    If I reinstall using the Kali iso, will I get an option that will reinstall only the OS and keep all installed programs, config files and user files in place ? Or will I get a fresh Kali install where I need to reinstall all my stuff ?
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    OS not using available RAM

    Hi, I upgraded from 2020.4 with apt upgrade. Guys, there's more. Just to be sure, I booted on a Kali 2021.1 live usb drive and the system sees the 16 Gb of RAM. So Kali 2021.1 doesn't seem to be the issue after all. To summerize: I have Kali 2021.1 installed on my laptop (upgraded from 2020.4)...
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    OS not using available RAM

    To clarify, I went into the grub menu on bootup and the only kernels I have available to boot into are 5.10.0-kali3-amd64 and 5.10.0-kali5-amd64. Both have the same memory issue. So it seems I have to reinstall 5.10.0-kali3-amd64 to have it available to boot into. Hence my question about...
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    OS not using available RAM

    OK. But I still need to get my system working properly. As mentioned earlier, my initial install was Kali 2020.4, later upgraded to 2021.1. Is there any way I can downgrade the system back to 2020.4, managing dependencies along the way?
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    OS not using available RAM

    Hi, Memtest came out clean (see below). But there's more. I booted on a Kali Linux 2020.4 live USB drive. And using this system version, my 16 Gb of RAM are recognized. So it seems Kali 2020.4 (5.9.0-kali1-amd64) works with my full RAM, but not my currently installed Kali 2021.1...
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    OS not using available RAM

    The OS version was actually the first thing I checked and I am indeed running a 64 bit version. This is the output of uname -r and uname -m Any ideas?
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    OS not using available RAM

    Hi guys, Thanks for picking this one up. @KGIII: I opened several tabs and ran several videos simultaneously and the display started freezing for 10 to 12 seconds over and over. This is what I get with free -h: @Tolkem: No, Kali does not recognize the correct amount of RAM. I have two RAM...
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    OS not using available RAM

    Hi, I'm running Kali 2021.1 (recently upgraded from 2020.4 which was my initial install) on an Acer Swift 5 as a dual boot with Windows 10. I recently noticed that Kali only sees less than 3 Gb of RAM on the 16 Gb I have on the unit. The 16 Gb of RAM appear in UEFI and are recognized and used by...
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