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Dadzmad
20th May 2010, 01:13 AM
I have one that won't boot either from hard disk or live cd

during boot

"bad_area_no_semaphore"

is one of the messages - I suspect bad hardware any suggestions as where to start swapping parts?

CSchwangler
20th May 2010, 07:08 AM
If you haven't done already, I would start checking the RAM, by running memtest. I would let it run the complete test cycle, which may take considerable time, depending on your machine.

stevea
20th May 2010, 07:25 AM
Is that a poewrpc system by any chance ?
Sounds like a memory fault. Yes rune memtest86+ overnight.

Dadzmad
23rd May 2010, 10:37 PM
Thanks
Saved junking a old but still useful system. Memtest detected a bad stick. The funny part of this is that the bad ram is less than a couple of years old and the newest part of the system by at least 5 years.

thanks again