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I'm planning to test my Linux box and I want to start in memory testing. But my problem is what should I need to test the memory in my linux box? Should I need a tool? Or there are some APIs to use to build some scripts?


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Do you mean something like memtest86+ or something else? – Pascal Thivent Apr 28 '10 at 7:53
What do you mean, "memory test"? – Nick Presta Apr 28 '10 at 7:53

Many live linux cds have an option to do a memory test at the boot menu, usually marked as memtest+86 or something similar. For instance, I'm pretty sure ubuntu 9.10 has it.

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actually, you can probably bang a memtest entry into your grub, and save yourself a cd/flash drive/download time. – thenoviceoof Apr 28 '10 at 7:54
actually, you probably already have a memtest entry in your grub. if you're on Ubuntu and you don't, sudo aptitude install memtest86+ should install it and add it to your boot menu. – quack quixote Apr 28 '10 at 23:53

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