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Postby nsolop » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:40 am

Hi all,

Does anyone knows how to add memtest86 in order to test the memory of servers from pxe?
Is it possible?

Thanks in advance.

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Postby Dave.Mishchenko » Sun Oct 14, 2007 6:22 am

Hi Nicolas, I don't know if you were able to get this working, but here's what I did:

1) I downloaded syslinux from this site:, extracted memdisk from the archive and put it here: /var/public/tftproot

2) I downloaded the precompiled floppy image from - ..., created a floppy image and then copied it to here: /var/public/tftproot

3) Created a new template - I just entered the template ID and description

4) I edited /var/public/tftproot/pxelinux.cfg/default and changed this (memt2 was name of my template)

label memt2
kernel memts.0

to this. In my case, memtest.img is the floppy image I created in step 2.

label memt2
kernel memdisk
append initrd=memtest.img

As an aside, when I add a new template, the default file gets changed such that kernel memdisk gets changed back to kernel memts.0 and the append line is delete.

Thanks to the_dude on this thread for his posts: ... 677e4fbd24
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Re: Memtest86+

Postby aviadra » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:15 pm

a better way is to feed the computer PXEing, the memtest kernel directly... without using an emulation disk...
dl the kernel or just copy it from any linux destro..
add to your pcelinux.cfg/default

#Memtest (kernel level)
label d
kernel mt86plus
append -

and add a lable for it in the messegs file...

works like a charm
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Re: Memtest86+

Postby StylusPilot » Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:13 am


I know this post is long dea, however I am having trouble getting Memtest to work PXE

can anyone provide some better instructions?

so I use the ISO file or the .bin version from the memtest website?

thank you.
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