[sclug] Should I worry?

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Fri Dec 5 09:39:48 UTC 2003

> > > Every so often when I reboot I get the reply 'crc error' when loading
> > > the kernel. Usually I just boot again and the kernel loads but this
> > > morning it did it twice on the trot. Should I move /boot to another
> > > place on the disc? Buy another? What do you suggest?
> > >
> >
> > I would think look at memory. Do you get weird crashed?
> Backup any important data to be on the safe side.
> To check memory, grab a copy of memtest86. I used this to shake out some
> hardware bugs in the cache controller on an old 486 board I used
> (write-back
> occasionally corrupted writes, write through didn't, and could be
> tweaked to
> be 2x faster anyway... boggle)

I used to run an ESmith bos (P2 200MMX) on 32 Mb RAM, and it ran slow, but
it was ok.

I put in 128Mb I got from another LUG, and it crashes with alarming
regularity. SO I have now got Memtest86, and its writen to a boot floppy.

Any suggested tests?



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