Subject: Re: Physical memory tests?
To: Luke Mewburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Clint Marek <email@example.com>
Date: 08/06/1996 05:07:29
On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> Jonathan Stone writes:
> > Is there a NetBSD/i386 memory-tester that can run at boot? If so, how
> > can I enable it? I want to do this on machines that're installed as
> The most sure-fire way I found to detect dodgy memory was to run, of
> all things, a Linux install disk that uses a ram disk for installation
> and compressed kernel image. I learnt this trick from a linux-using
> friend, and I have a such a disk just for this purpose. If I want to
> rule out the memory, I boot the disk.
There is a memory tester at
comes with a pre-built image you can write to a floppy. It does an
extensive memory test. Obviously it is not something you would want to
run at each boot.