Bug 237279 - Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memmory
Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memmory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: memtest86+ (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2007-04-20 12:00 EDT by Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
Modified: 2009-01-09 02:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 02:06:11 EST
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New .src.rpm (156.07 KB, application/octet-stream)
2007-04-20 12:00 EDT, Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
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Description Paulo Roma Cavalcanti 2007-04-20 12:00:57 EDT
Description of problem:

Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memmory

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Always. Motherboard: Bad Axe 2 (Intel D975XBX2)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
2. Select memtest86+ from grub menu
Actual results:

Cannot boot memtest86+ from grub.

Expected results:

It should be bootable.

Additional info:

I patched memtest86+-1.70 and memtest86-3.3 for being possible to boot via grub.
Also, the new grub parameters are writen. 

The .src.rpm can be downloaded from here:


Comment 1 Paulo Roma Cavalcanti 2007-04-20 12:00:58 EDT
Created attachment 153192 [details]
New .src.rpm
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:54:32 EDT
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Comment 3 Paulo Roma Cavalcanti 2008-04-04 06:08:47 EDT
Nothing has changed. The problem is related to grub and certain BIOS.
I have several different Intel Mobos, which do not boot memtest.

The only difference is that with the latest version, 2.01,
from F9, recompiled for F8, I get:

Error 7: Loading below 1MB is not supported

Again, the solution is simple, and works for every computer I tried, including
old AMDs duron.


Comment 4 Sami Farin 2008-05-12 15:55:10 EDT
Patching memtest.lds does not work for Intel DQ965GF, BIOS v6002, Pentium D, 3GB.
I still get the same "Selected item cannot fit into memory" error.
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