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memtest86 and ISO burning HOWTO on Linux

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April 18, 2006 11:21:11 AM

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# create a memtest directory
mkdir /home/your_username/memtest

# change to the memtest directory
cd memtest

# wget the memtest86 ISO
wget http://memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.gz

# decompress the ISO
gzip -d memtest86-3.2.iso.gz

# switch to root
su -

# change to the memtest directory
cd /home/your_username/memtest

# run cdrecord to burn the ISO to a CD
cdrecord -vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv --eject driveropts=burnfree dev=ATA:1,0,0 memtest86-3.2.iso

# mount the CD to make sure it was recorded correctly
mount /dev/hdc /mnt

# list files in /mnt
ls -al /mnt

# unmount the CD
umount /mnt

# eject the CD
eject /dev/hdc


You are now ready to reboot the system with the memtest86 CD in the drive and have it test your RAM.

These instructions assume your CD recorder is /dev/hdc ( secondary master PATA IDE ).


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# become root
su -

# change to the directory where we downloaded the memtest86 ISO
cd /home/your_username/memtest/

# run k3b a graphical CD / DVD recording program
k3b



# click on Tools -> Burn CD Image...


# click and select /home/your_username/memtest/memtest86-3.2.iso
# check the box to verify after recording and click




# all done

April 21, 2006 5:15:20 PM

Have you ever tried the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD)? It has lots of great utils on it for Linux and windozes. I use it from time to time. It boots to a Lunix env and even allows you to go to a recovery console.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
April 22, 2006 7:58:12 AM

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Have you ever tried the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD)? It has lots of great utils on it for Linux and windozes. I use it from time to time. It boots to a Lunix env and even allows you to go to a recovery console.

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/



I don't think I've tried it but I've heard of it and I might even have the ISO somewhere.

It looks great :-D I can usually fix just about everything with Knoppix tho :-D
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