[ipxe-devel] cannot boot memtest86+

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Sun Apr 10 07:44:18 UTC 2011

On Sunday 10 Apr 2011 08:29:58 Michael Brown wrote:
> > Are there any other workarounds / other ways to load?  (Flashing NIC ROMs
> >  is not practical for me)
> You can use the ELF-format version of memtest86+ instead of the
>  zImage-format version.  This loads much lower in memory (0x5000 rather
>  than 0x90000) and so will avoid the collision.
> The ELF version doesn't seem to be available as a prebuilt binary, but if
>  you download the memtest86+ source code and type "make", it will build all
>  formats for you.  The one you want is the binary called just "memtest".

I've updated http://ipxe.org/46038101 to specifically mention this memtest 
issue.  Please let me know if the instructions do or do not work for you.



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