Bug 108056 - memtest86 immediately restarts computer upon launch
memtest86 immediately restarts computer upon launch
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: memtest86 (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-27 02:42 EST by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-04-16 18:07:27 EDT
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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2003-10-27 02:42:16 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Firebird/0.7 StumbleUpon/1.89

Description of problem:
I tried running memtest86 on a Sony Vaio Z1MP (Intel Pentium-M 1.3GHz), and
immediately after the main screen appears (in less than a second) it restarts
the computer - the screen went blank for a couple of seconds then the start-up
beep is heard.

The same problem occurs when booting the ISO supplied by memtest86.com,
containing memtest 3.0, so this is really an upstream bug, but I'm posting it
here in case other users have the same problem.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add kernel=/usr/lib/memtest86/memtest86 entry to /etc/grub.conf or insert
memtest86 CD into bootable CD drive
2. Restart machine


Actual Results:  Memtest86 runs and performs RAM checking

Expected Results:  Memtest86 screen appears briefly, then computer restarts

Additional info:

Pentium M 1.3 GHz, 256MB DDR SDRAM
Comment 1 Wes Felter 2003-11-06 01:58:02 EST
This also happens on AMD64, in case anyone is wondering.
Comment 2 Wes Felter 2003-11-07 19:43:33 EST
This page has a version that should work on AMD64; maybe it will work 
on the Pentium M.

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-04-16 18:07:27 EDT
Switched to memtest86 which is supposed to fix this

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