Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 216257
RFE to make memory testing an install step
Last modified: 2008-11-21 11:56:21 EST
From a drive-by on IRC, an idea worth considering:
< Melio> I wanted to make a suggestion for Fedora docs : memtest86 is
already listed as an optional application for diagnostics, but it
would seem that more and more people are installing fedora
without testing ram FIRST then comming up with bad experiance
with fedora and passing that around, and as bad news spreads like
wildfire .. it may be wise to suggest ram is tested before
installing - to quelsh rumors that fedora is unstable - when it'
19:54 < Melio> s bad hardware to blame
19:58 < Melio> the installation guide for one has good troubleshooting - but bad
ram is unstability at random occurances - so seemingly, it wont'
be noticable instantiously. - we got installation guide that has
mem testing as : A.6.1. Loading the Memory (RAM) Testing Mode --
under boot options at the end of the document, I suggest putting
this in the front of the document - boot options should be FIRST
in installation notes/help
I'm not sure this belongs up front. It creates a confusing workflow for users.
However, I am a big believer that we ought to point directly to this section in
the "New Users" area. Would something like this suffice? --
"If you are having trouble with your installation freezing or crashing at
different times, it is possible your computer's memory is at fault. To use the
built-in memory testing application, refer to <CROSS_REFERENCE>."
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