I bought a Raspberry PI model B starter kit from Maplins and I've been trying to get the extra 256mb of RAM enabled. I'm very new to this but I've updated the firmware using the raspi-update tool but don't seem to be having any luck seeing the extra memory.
I read this blog post:
The blog post telling me to look for either a 2G or 4G on the chip of my pi and mine has 2G. Do I have a 512 or 256meg versions? I have the 2 usb ports so I believe its a model B and the Maplins box said it was 512mb but now I'm really confused.
After running the rpi-update tool I am getting the following:
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pi@raspberrypi ~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.2.27+ #257 PREEMPT Mon Nov 5 00:01:55 GMT 2012 armv6l GNU/Linux
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo vcgencmd version
Oct 31 2012 17:57:31
Copyright (c) 2012 Broadcom
version 347415 (release)
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 184 172 12 0 2 58
-/+ buffers/cache: 111 73
I'm getting really confused .... could anyone please point me in the right direction?