Horrible: Apache corrupting files?

Bill Moran wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Wed Apr 26 13:22:32 UTC 2006

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:10:26 +0000
Ben Paley <ben at spooty.net> wrote:

> On Wednesday 26 April 2006 10:24, Nick Withers wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:08:58 +0000
> >
> > Ben Paley <ben at spooty.net> wrote:
> > > Could anyone give me a hint as to how to get started checking the
> > > hardware? It's a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop. I really don't have the
> > > foggiest idea what to look for or what to check - I've never had any
> > > problems with it before.
> >
> > You might want to have a gander at Memtest86
> > (http://www.memtest86.com/, /usr/ports/sysutils/memtest86) for
> > memory testing, I reckon this should be your first port of call.
> Thanks a lot for the advice. Unfortunately I can't run it as I have no floppy 
> drive (unless there's another way? I seem to remember it's possible to make a 
> bootable usb flash drive...). I ran sysutils/memtest with no errors, for 
> whatever that's worth.

memtest86 is also available as a bootable CD.

How long did you run it for?  I don't trust the results unless I let
it run for at least 8 hours.  _Any_ errors are bad, especially on a
server.  The bootable versions (CD or floppy) are better because they
can test more of the machine's memory.

I don't know of any ready-to-go images for USB, but it should be possible
to create one ...

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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