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Old 03-10-2003, 03:08 PM   #1
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Question Memory Error

I am trying to install linux on my computer that doesn't have any os on it right now. I get an error while it's trying to install linux that looks exactly like this:
memory.c:117: bad pmd 04000000
then it's repeated 7 more times. What does this mean? Is it a bad hard drive or is it bad ram? Thanks.
Old 03-10-2003, 04:24 PM   #2
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It's bad RAM, I think. Where does the error come up? At first boot, or during the actual installation program?

If there is more than on stick of RAM in the machine, try taking one out an trying again. Do the same for the other stick(s) if it still doesn't work.

There is a Memory Check program that some distros include on their startup disk (I think SuSE used to, at least for 7.3). Try that.
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It comes once it tries to start the linux install program. It comes up ok then asks you to press enter to start the installation. After that the error comes up. I am able to boot from a floppy, but I can't get any installtions to work.
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What kind of hardware are we looking at here?
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Old 03-10-2003, 08:26 PM   #5
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It must be the ram, I ran a memory check program and it found something like 5000 errors. So I guess I am going to need some new ram. Thanks a lot I really appreciate the help.


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