Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108056
memtest86 immediately restarts computer upon launch
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:58:47 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Pentium M 1.3 GHz, 256MB DDR SDRAM
This also happens on AMD64, in case anyone is wondering.
This page has a version that should work on AMD64; maybe it will work
on the Pentium M.
Switched to memtest86 which is supposed to fix this