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Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:58 pm
by GeniuX
is it possible to run a memtest on a xbox?? :P

this would be nice with some troubleshooting

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:17 pm
by clpalmer
It's a standard x86 with standard ram interface. You can google linux ram test and probably find apps to test with. I imagine you'll have to run them from within linux, though, not at boot time, as I'm not sure you have enough control over the bootloader. That just means that it might not accurately test all your ram if some has been allocated already.

Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:43 pm
by orochi
there is an application called memtester in portage that is a userland program for testing memory. However, it cant test memory thats currently in use, so in most cases, you wont be testing more than 10-25% of available memory

to install type

emerge -av memtester

Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:36 pm
by clpalmer
Shut down almost everything you can (ie. go on a killfest) before running the memtest app. That way you'll free up as much ram as possible. Especially things like apache or xwindows.

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:55 am
by orochi
or, install it on your box like normal, then boot rescutoox and chroot it.
Although I have rescutoox to boot from the cromwell menu :)