Installation problem with Freebsd 5.4

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Nov 9 03:31:36 GMT 2005

Vulpes Velox wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:58:01 +0200
> Roland Smith <rsmith at> wrote:
[ ... ]
>> One thing you could try is to burn a 6.0-RC1 CD and try that. Test
>> your memory with memtest86 (
> Memtest86 does not tell you if you have bad ram. It just indicates
> that something some where is wrong with that system there. I've seen
> it hit errors with bad motherboards as well.

It's true that problems with overheating or a bad MB will generate errors that 
memtest86 will see, but memtest86 is really good at noticing bad RAM.

It will catch errors that the BIOS self-test won't (which isn't too hard :-), 
and I've never seen memtest86 fail to detect bad RAM....


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