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I am trying to run memtest86, but I don't have a cd-rom on my computer, so I'm trying to run it using kexec. I haven't found out how to boot ...
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    Running memtest86 without cd-rom


    I am trying to run memtest86, but I don't have a cd-rom on my computer, so I'm trying to run it using kexec.

    I haven't found out how to boot the image using kexec.
    I have tried to do this:

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    kexec memtest86-4.0.iso
    How do I boot from the memtest cd-rom image?

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    I'm not sure about using kexec but you should be able to run memtest using the USB version of Parted Magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    I'm not sure about using kexec but you should be able to run memtest using the USB version of Parted Magic.
    You can also set it up as a boot option. Google "memtest86 grub".

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    The Grub menu on most of my systems has a memtest86 option for booting.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    The Grub menu on most of my systems has a memtest86 option for booting.
    Yeah, my recollection was that it was generally there on RHEL-like systems, but I checked 14 RHEL5, 4 RHEL4, two CentOS 5, and four various Fedoras without finding it on any of them. Thank goodness for PKI authentication.

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