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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    There was a discussion of this in an earlier mailing list thread:

    TW Grub EFI menu & memtest86+
    Yes memtest86+ is for Legacy booting, memtest is for both...
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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    On the download site, only saw a USB or ISO image to download..... is there a separate download somewhere for the efi file?
    No idea. I installed it through:
    Code:
    # zypper in memtest86+
    and I hope I don't need to download anything additional. Need I?

    Quote Originally Posted by nrickert View Post
    There was a discussion of this in an earlier mailing list thread:

    TW Grub EFI menu & memtest86+
    Thanks for this link. I see the questioner lists a number of things which worked for him but I wonder how to use this info. It is difficult for me to find the answer through pages of other info.

    Looking for similar filenames on my system I find only files with quite old dates which is telling me they may have nothing to do with the recent installation of memtest86+ but may be leftovers from something in the past:

    Code:
    # find /boot -exec ls -l {} \; | grep -iE "bootx|memtest"
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  182704 Feb 19  2018 memtest.bin
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 660928 Feb  3  2015 memtest.efi
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 660928 Feb  3  2015 /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/memtest.efi (why in Microsoft?)
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 43584 Apr 12  2011 memtest.efi.mui
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 43584 Apr 12  2011 /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US/memtest.efi.mui (why in Microsoft?)
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 672640 Nov 21  2010 bootx64.efi
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 672640 Nov 21  2010 /boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 182704 Feb 19  2018 /boot/memtest.bin
    So what should I do?

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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjoe View Post
    No idea. I installed it through:
    Code:
    # zypper in memtest86+
    and I hope I don't need to download anything additional. Need I?



    Thanks for this link. I see the questioner lists a number of things which worked for him but I wonder how to use this info. It is difficult for me to find the answer through pages of other info.

    Looking for similar filenames on my system I find only files with quite old dates which is telling me they may have nothing to do with the recent installation of memtest86+ but may be leftovers from something in the past:

    Code:
    # find /boot -exec ls -l {} \; | grep -iE "bootx|memtest"
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root  182704 Feb 19  2018 memtest.bin
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 660928 Feb  3  2015 memtest.efi
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 660928 Feb  3  2015 /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/memtest.efi (why in Microsoft?)
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 43584 Apr 12  2011 memtest.efi.mui
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 43584 Apr 12  2011 /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/en-US/memtest.efi.mui (why in Microsoft?)
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 672640 Nov 21  2010 bootx64.efi
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 672640 Nov 21  2010 /boot/efi/EFI/Boot/bootx64.efi
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 182704 Feb 19  2018 /boot/memtest.bin
    So what should I do?
    Hi
    Microsoft distribute by the looks, probably part of their setup, I see it here too, never ran it...

    Like was indicated, memtest.bin is not for a UEFI system, AFAIK memtest86+ from the repositories is LEGACY booting only.

    The other versions look all old, you could try selecting and see what happens....

    As I indicated, what works for me is downloading the 7.5 free version USB, mount and extract the efi file, copy and manually add to the efi nvram as a boot option via efibootmgr.
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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    As I indicated, what works for me is downloading the 7.5 free version USB
    As in beer? I can't find any link to the source code.

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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjoe View Post
    As in beer? I can't find any link to the source code.
    Hi
    No source, it was sold to PassMark...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memtest86
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    No source, it was sold to PassMark...
    I prefer not to boot from it then.

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    Default Re: Adding memtest86+ as boot entry

    On Tue 28 Aug 2018 11:06:03 PM CDT, heyjoe wrote:

    malcolmlewis;2878655 Wrote:
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    > No source, it was sold to PassMark...

    I prefer not to boot from it then.
    Then you will need to head of to the memtest86+ forums and see what
    their plans are for efi boot and support for your required test.

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