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19th April 2006, 12:29 AM
I recently put new memory in my laptop for Fedora core 5. The bios sees the memory and says it is there.

When I boot Fedora Core 5 the kernal attempts to load and then it "crashes" (New at this please be patient with me.) When I take the memory out it boots the kernal find.

Do you think is more a PC or a OS problem with the RAM?


19th April 2006, 01:46 AM
Use memtest to make sure your new memory is fine. I think memtest can be run from the first fedora install CD? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
With memtest, you wanna let it run for a long time (ie. at least several hours). Sometimes a single pass won't show any errors but looping the test over night will show some.

Good luck ;)

Edit: If I remembered wrongly and memtest isn't on the first install CD, then try one of these sites to make a bootable memtest disk:



I think the second one is better.

19th April 2006, 01:58 AM
Yup, just pop in the Fedora Install CD 1 and at the boot prompt type
linux memtest
linux memtest86I forget which one.

19th April 2006, 02:33 AM
Thanks for all the replies. The laptop won't even boot with the memory in by itself. So they told me it won't work.. =(.....

Back to the drawing board to find out where to get some memory.

19th April 2006, 05:28 AM
If I were you, go to www.crucial.com. That site is good for telling you the EXACT specs of the RAM your system takes, how many RAM slots it has and how large of a chip you can install.

You can then either buy from crucial or use those specs to find something else somewhere like Newegg.com

19th April 2006, 05:33 AM
Also, if it's a laptop, check with the original manufacturer.