[Techtalk] Build it! redux, and AMD woes

Mary Gardiner linuxchix at puzzling.org
Sat Nov 10 15:19:11 EST 2001

On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 06:51:01PM -0800, Akkana wrote:
> - memory (DDR): though I have no particular reason to think it's bad
> - disk: the main disk (a WD) took forever to format and gets hot as
>   heck when formatting or compiling.
> Is there any diagnostic software available for Linux that might help me
> test some of these subsystems and narrow down the problem a bit more
> (quick while I still have a warranty)?

The program memtest will test your RAM for you. I think it has to be run
at startup (ie instead of booting the kernel), but it can be found
at: http://www.teresaudio.com/memtest86/ and no doubt there are
instructions there.


Mary Gardiner
<mary at puzzling.org>

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