Re: crash 5/5 w/ memtest86

From: Darren Tucker (
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 03:36:59 EST

> After getting several segfaults running fetchmail, I tried memtest86 for
> the first time on my PC (Celeron 500, i810m/b from e-machines). Five out
> of five tries from two different floppy disks crashed at 6% into test 1.

Does the machine in question have 256 MB of RAM, perchance?

I ask because 6% or 256Mb it about 15MB or so and some motherboards have a
BIOS setting for a "memory hole at 15MB" (or something like that), which
might be the cause.

Then again, it might not.


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