On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 13:10:26 +0000 Ben Paley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 April 2006 10:24, Nick Withers wrote: > > On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:08:58 +0000 > > > > Ben Paley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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...). There's an downloadable ISO for creating a bootable CD on their website (http://www.memtest86.com/). > I ran sysutils/memtest with no errors, for whatever that's worth. Not familiar with it myself, but I imagine it's only capable of checking user-space memory if it's run in userland. > Cheers, > Ben -- Nick Withers email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web: http://www.nickwithers.com Mobile: +61 414 397 446 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"