[ubuntu-uk] possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?
lucybridges at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 15:45:51 BST 2008
On 17/04/2008, Farran <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 15:18 +0100, Lucy wrote:
> On 17/04/2008, Farran <fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> > Matt: there's the possibilty that there's a problem with the ram - one chip was bad, so I can't even use it, but the other might be damaged a bit too (don't know if that's posisble ).
> If the ram is damaged if can cause lots of random problems. I've found
> that it's always worth running memtest on any new PC to check that the
> ram is okay. Do you have a live CD handy? There's an option in the
> menu to allow you to run memtest - I'd advise letting it run overnight
> to see if it comes up with any errors.
> I did actually run a memtest for almost a whole day, passing 8 times with no errors, but it wasn't on a live cd, it was from the grub boot menu - would that make any difference? I can't test the broken ram because the motherboard won't even boot - luckily Aria have already authorised the RMA-ing of the ram though.
That's the same memtest. I'd forgotten it was on the grub boot menu as
well - I don't dual boot so don't get to see it very often!
If the ram currently in the PC passed when you ran memtest before then
it should be fine.
Can you post some of the errors from the syslog somewhere for us to look at?
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