If your web browser formats this page incorrectly, try viewing the page source. In netscape 4, click the view menu, then click page source. a file from sunsite about precompiled kernels said shadow ram wastes memory in linux. That means shadow rom, right? That means I should run the BIOS setup program and turn shadow rom off, shadow rom does not make linux faster because linux ignores the rom, but linux does not use memory used by shadow rom, so turning off shadow rom makes more memory available to linux, right? So this means that if the bios allocates some of the ram to something or other, then linux recognizes that the bios is using that memory, and linux does not use that memory?