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July 14, 2010 2:22:59 AM

I have a homebuilt system running Ubuntu 10.04

I ran Memtest and a very specific region in test 7 fails.

I found a program called Badram

http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/

It is just what I need. The problem is I am new to Linux. I would appreciate a little help on how to use this patch. I know a bit about using terminal, but am quite confused by this programs complex language.

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July 14, 2010 8:09:03 PM

Patching the kernel is a little bit complicated unless you are already familiar with compiling your own kernel. There are several resources on the Internet that will help you with this but it would be beyond any simple advice that can be given here. I would recommend that you Google for a few resources about compiling kernels and practice before trying to patch it.

Personally, if RAM is bad I would replace it. If it's failed in one place there's a good chance it's also going to fail elsewhere. A bit like a hard disk that's beginning to error; you can work around it, but it's a false economy.
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July 15, 2010 3:24:14 AM

Ijack said:
Patching the kernel is a little bit complicated unless you are already familiar with compiling your own kernel. There are several resources on the Internet that will help you with this but it would be beyond any simple advice that can be given here. I would recommend that you Google for a few resources about compiling kernels and practice before trying to patch it.

Personally, if RAM is bad I would replace it. If it's failed in one place there's a good chance it's also going to fail elsewhere. A bit like a hard disk that's beginning to error; you can work around it, but it's a false economy.




When I ran the Memtest my timings were slightly off which caused the error. My memory is working fine right now.
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a b 5 Linux
July 15, 2010 6:21:08 AM

Good news. I'm a firm believer in repairing hardware errors rather than trying to work around them.

Have a go at compiling the kernel anyway, when you get into Linux a bit more. It's great fun and can be useful sometimes.
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