No "Memory test" boot menu entry

Bug #1899615 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2020-10-13
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Release Notes for Ubuntu
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Ubuntu CD Images
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cd-boot-images-amd64 (Ubuntu)
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memtest86+ (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Groovy Desktop 20201013.1

There is no menu entry in the ISO boot menu to perform a memory test.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1899615

tags: added: iso-testing
affects: debian-cd (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
affects: ubuntu → ubuntu-cdimage
tags: added: rls-gg-incoming
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Dimitri, this is fallout from the isolinux->grub migration. Was this an understood/agreed change?

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I don't recall any discussion with the desktop team.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

We do not have SB signed memtest+ binary.

On UEFI, laptop manufacturers provide HW check, including memtest / cpu / gpu / bus tests, that are integrated into hardware troubleshooting. I.e. Dell SupportAssist, which kicks in if all other boot options fail, or when manually initiated.

My preference is for users to use their manufacturer provided memtest / hw troubleshooting.

We could still provide the old memtest on bios boot, but we currently don't.

Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
status: New → Incomplete

On Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:17:25PM -0000, Dimitri John Ledkov wrote:
> We do not have SB signed memtest+ binary.

> On UEFI, laptop manufacturers provide HW check, including memtest / cpu
> / gpu / bus tests, that are integrated into hardware troubleshooting.
> I.e. Dell SupportAssist, which kicks in if all other boot options fail,
> or when manually initiated.

> My preference is for users to use their manufacturer provided memtest /
> hw troubleshooting.

> We could still provide the old memtest on bios boot, but we currently
> don't.

I think providing this as a BIOS-only boot option is reasonable, much as we
currently provide EFI-only boot options.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

I understand the "correct" way to handle this is by vendorizing the memtest86+ binary into cd-boot-images-amd64, which will probably not get done for groovy.

Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in cd-boot-images-amd64 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-release-notes:
status: New → Fix Released
Iain Lane (laney) wrote :

We've deployed a fix from Steve to include this for BIOS boots only. So partially fixed.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

This is implemented for BIOS which puts us at feature parity with the previous releases. There is no memtest86+ that works under UEFI today. So this is done for the Ubuntu CD images project unless and until there is a UEFI-compatible memtest we choose to include.

Changed in memtest86+ (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu-cdimage:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in cd-boot-images-amd64 (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Changed in memtest86+ (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
tags: removed: rls-gg-incoming
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