Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 444259
Possible Memtest86 problem with FC9 Test
Last modified: 2008-04-26 23:46:28 EDT
Description of problem:
In the FC9 Test release out as of 4-23-2008 I burned two copies of the disk and
tried the memtest86 (Ver 2.01?) program on two boxes. Both boxes failed the
memtest and both boxes passwd with version 1.55.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 9 Test
Seems to be very reproducible. I did not pull down another image of the disk,
however have not seen a problem with corruption before.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download FC9 Test
2. Run Memtest
3. Wait 30 seconds to a minute
It wasn't pretty
Could someone else try this and see if it was just my luck? This was on two
different machines, buth AMD Athlon boxes.
This was on the Beta release.
Did you try the F9 Preview release (released this past week). Beta might have
had a broken memtest86+ due to Bug #437701
The F9 Preview release has the problem fixed.