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14.2 > System > memtest86 (4.3.7)

Memtest86 is a thorough, stand-alone memory test for x86 architecture
computers. BIOS based memory tests are a quick, cursory check and often
miss many of the failures that are detected by Memtest86.

This package installs a bootable image to /boot/memtest86.bin
which is similar to the kernel images in the same directory.

LILO users: Append this to your /etc/lilo.conf:

image = /boot/memtest86.bin
label = memtest86

Then run `/sbin/lilo` to update the boot loader.
Don't forget to re-run `/sbin/lilo` if you upgrade this package.

GRUB 2 users: Append something like this to your /etc/grub.d/40_custom:

menuentry 'memtest86' {
linux16 (hd0,1)/boot/memtest86.bin

Then run `grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg` to update the boot menu.

GRUB Legacy users: Append something like this to your /boot/grub/menu.lst:

title memtest86
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/memtest86.bin

See /usr/doc/memtest86-$VERSION/README for more info.

Maintained by: Kyle Guinn
Keywords: memtest,memory,test
ChangeLog: memtest86


Source Downloads:
memtest86-4.3.7-src.tar.gz (784f3adf148079b63f925b478dee7c85)

Download SlackBuild:
memtest86.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

Validated for Slackware 14.2

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