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Re: [OT] kernel panic; I/O error -- hardware failure?

on Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:17:29AM +0100, Robert Waldner insinuated:
> On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 13:36:27 EST, nori heikkinen writes:
> >HOWEVER, then, it boots just fine!  i'm skeptical as to how long it will
> >stay up, since it just died by itself on friday ... but this appears to
> >be working for now, with just one 256M stick of memory in there.
> >
> >i guess the longer-term solution is to get new memory?  hmm.
> Looks like a job for memtest86 (assuming you're on an x86 box). It's
>  `apt-get install`able, although in your case I'd try sticking it on
>  a floppy and boot from there.
> http://www.memtest86.com/

good call -- especially since the memory i borrowed from work displayed
the same problems ... makes me highly suspicious that it's the memory,
at all ... which would, at this point, mean the motherboard.  argh.

thanks, i'll go download a bootable.  why is it that i always forget to
test memory?!


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