[ipxe-devel] cannot boot memtest86+

Michael Brown mbrown at fensystems.co.uk
Sun Apr 10 18:38:31 UTC 2011

On Sunday 10 Apr 2011 14:04:31 Michael Stumpf wrote:
> Building memtest on an x64 system didn't work, because there is an
> assumption that /usr/include/gnu/stubs-32.h is present.  Move to a 32-bit
> machine, problem solved.

Interesting - both stubs-32.h and stubs-64.h are part of the same glibc-devel 
RPM for me.

> Also, I suggest that maybe you post a note about this more conspicuously. 
>  I spent quite a while googling "ipxe memtest", as well as more refined
>  searches, before asking.

It's documented on the error-specific page at


which should be the first place that anyone hitting this problem will look, as 
per your original error report: ok
  Could not execute memtest: Requested memory not
  available (http://ipxe.org/46038101)


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