Re: apparent crashes persist.
On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 01:09:30PM +0000, Dimitris Lampridis wrote:
> On Saturday 24 June 2006 10:51, email@example.com wrote:
> > Don't see a memtest option on grub, though I've installed memtest86+.
> > Evidently I have to edit the grub configuration, or use its c or e
> > options when booting, but I'm completely clueless on this.
> Since you installed the package, the only thing that is left to do is to
> edit /boot/grub/menu.lst, in a very simple and intuitive way:
> search for "memtest86+" inside this file, you should find something like:
> ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
> ## e.g. memtest86=true
> ## memtest86=false
> # memtest86=true
> make sure its "true" and that it remains commented.
That means *no change* at all in the configuration file.
> This will instruct update-grub (which you should run as the next step) to
> include memtest86 in the grub loader.
> If everything goes well, you should see the output of the update-grub command
> similar to:
> Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
> Testing for an existing GRUB menu.list file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
> Searching for splash image ... none found, skipping ...
> Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.15-22062006
> Found kernel: /vmlinuz-2.6.15-1-amd64-generic
> Found kernel: /memtest86+.bin
> Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done
No change at all to the configuration, and yet it worked!
And it starts to check memory when it boots.
Got through 1 and a half passes without finding anything wrong.
Then had to reboot to the real system to get some work done.
Will check memory again later.
> Good luck,
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