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Friday, January 09, 2009

Adding Memtest86+ to the OpenSolaris GRUB Menu

Here's what I did (thanks to francois for this):

[root@host downloads]# wget http://www.memtest.org/download/2.11/memtest86+-2.11.bin.gz
--12:20:12-- http://www.memtest.org/download/2.11/memtest86+-2.11.bin.gz
=> `memtest86+-2.11.bin.gz'
Resolving www.memtest.org...
Connecting to www.memtest.org||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 48,655 (48K) [application/x-gzip]

100%[=============================================>] 48,655 96.69K/s

12:20:13 (96.58 KB/s) - `memtest86+-2.11.bin.gz' saved [48655/48655]

[root@host downloads]# gunzip memtest86+-2.11.bin.gz

[root@host downloads]# ls

[root@host downloads]# cp memtest86+-2.11.bin /platform/i86pc/kernel/memtest

[root@host downloads]# vi /rpool/boot/grub/menu.lst

At the end of the file I added:

title Solaris 10 memtest86+
kernel /platform/i86pc/kernel/memtest

This ought to work, with appropriate modifications, for any GRUB-booted system.


famille said...

it fails for me with the message:
Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory.

Any idea?

blake said...

this seems to be a known issue with memtest in newer builds?: