[coreboot] Memtest86+ failing on coreboot system.

Knut Kujat knuku at gap.upv.es
Fri Jan 22 00:42:27 CET 2010

Ah, ok! I'll try this.

At least now I know from you and ron that it isn't necessary my ram thats

thx a lot!

>> I used the memtest that comes with the OPENSuse 11.2 installation CD I
>> also installed memtest to my grub boot menu.
>> Seems like memtest doesn't find any memory at all?! But linux boots fine
>> and recognized the whole memory amount. I already did some benchmarks
>> and
>> they finished without any problems.
> Your problem sounds very similar to the one I had.
> Memtest looks to see if you have LinuxBIOS tables, but doesn't support
> tables in high memory, so it fails.  Since you are using SeaBIOS, you'd
> prefer that it used the BIOS tables.  I modified SeaBIOS to destroy the
> marker for the LinuxBIOS tables after reading them (since they are no
> longer
> useful.)  It's a hack, but it's quick and easy.
> Suggestions:
> Use a similar hack to destroy the signature so Memtest doesn't get
> confused
> Use a version of Memtest that already supports high tables.
> Thanks,
> Myles

Knut Kujat

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