it keeps crashing and I don't know why

Markus Hoenicka markus.hoenicka at
Fri Aug 8 14:00:32 UTC 2014

At 2014-08-08 15:53, David Benfell was heard to say:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 03:34:31PM +0200, Markus Hoenicka wrote:
>> Are you sure the hardware is ok?
> No, I'm not sure. But if (see below) you think the memory is bad, it
> seems to me that some Linux live CDs at least used to include a memory
> test.
>> I'd first stick in a live CD or thumb
>> drive of whatever OS you can get hold of and see what happens before
>> blaming FreeBSD for these failures. Bad memory may cause similar
>> symptoms.
> Anything else I can reasonably test while I"m on that live CD?

Well, if memory corruption is a possible source of your problems, you'd 
better run memtest as Maxim suggested. Some Linux live CDs contain it 
anyway, see e.g. Knoppix.


Markus Hoenicka
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