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[bug #3404] Error 28 on loading memtest.bin (86k) with asus nforce mothe

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Subject: [bug #3404] Error 28 on loading memtest.bin (86k) with asus nforce motherboard
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 15:52:24 -0400
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=================== BUG #3404: LATEST MODIFICATIONS ==================

Changes by: Tiago Alves Macambira <address@hidden>
Date: Seg 07-07-2003 em 19:52 (GMT)

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=================== BUG #3404: FULL BUG SNAPSHOT ===================

Enviado por: sabroad                  Projeto: GNU GRUB                     
Enviado em: Qua 30-04-2003 em 15:00
Category:  Booting                    Severity:  Major                      
Priority:  None                       Bug Group:  Software Error            
Resolution:  None                     Assigned to:  None                    
Status:  Open                         Release:  0.93-20030118               
Reproducibility:  Every Time          Planned Release:                      

Summary:  Error 28 on loading memtest.bin (86k) with asus nforce motherboard

Original Submission:  Using Grub 0.93-20030118 I can load a vanilla linux 
kernel ok with an asus nforce motherboard with 512MB.

The problem arises when the following is executed:
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/memtest86/memtest.bin
Memtest86 is a small (84420 bytes) memory tester, see http://www.memtest86.com. 
The error given is:
Error 28: Selected item cannot fit into memory.

I get no problem with Grub 0.92 + memtest.bin + another motherboard.

displaymem states:
Address Map BIOS Interface is present
Lower memory: 512K, Upper memory (to first chipset hole): 490416K

This problem is similar to
[ Bug #1309 ] Nforce chipsets (A7N266-VM, etc) give error 28
with the difference that I have Grub 0.93-20030118 and can load linux kernel.

Follow-up Comments

Date: Sex 02-05-2003 em 12:05       By: sabroad
I can boot and operate Memtest86 without grub as follows:

Copy memtest.bin to a floppy disk:
dd if=/boot/memtest86/memtest.bin of=/dev/fd0
Boot with the floppy.

I set Memtest86 to run the standard tests, my PC managing over 17 hours with no 
errors (before I got bored and switched it off).

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