Memtest86+ gives false errors on Apple machines

Bug #317491 reported by Jussi Pakkanen on 2009-01-15
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memtest86+ (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: memtest86+

Memtest86+ that comes with 8/10 install CD gives false errors on Apple machines. I have tested this on three different Macbooks, and they all are the same.

According to Google, you should skip the first 1.2 megabytes of memory on Apple machines, because they are mapped to something else completely (HW registers etc). According to screen output, memtest86+ skips only the first 144 kB. The result is tons of "memory errors" that are not errors.

This should be fixed, or at the very least the live CD should print a warning before running memtest.

Mörgæs (moergaes) wrote :

Closing due to age.
If a similar bug appears in 13.10 please open a new report.

Changed in memtest86+ (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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