simon at mungewell.org
Sat Jul 8 12:19:03 PDT 2006
Yes I ready it as replace rather than repaired.
However using linux I believe you can instruct the system not to use an
area or RAM with kernel boot options.
On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 12:19:50PM -0600, Gustin Johnson wrote:
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> It sounds like the RAM was replaced (I have never heard of RAM being
> "repaired" as he put it.
> On such machines I have found that it is sometimes possible to boot to a
> console (runlevel 2 on knoppix) which has a far smaller memory
> footprint. From there I can copy data over the network to back it up.
> Still you are a gambling. It is usually better to yank the HD and
> connect it to a known good machine (there are many choices here, usually
> I use USB or firewire on my laptop) to back up the data.
> Hendrik Schaink wrote:
> > Sorry, Mitchell, _fluke_ neither addresses or resolves the real issue.
> > Chances are there are memory locations that have gone bad, so this
> > machine is a prime candidate for a thorough memory test. Get it from
> > http://www.memtest86.com/ , burn it to CD and boot the laptop from CD.
> > Let it run for 24 hrs; 48 - 72 hrs would be ideal. After that you'll
> > know why things are/were less than desirable.
> > Hendrik Schaink
> > Mitchell Brown wrote:
> >> Just a fluke. Sometimes it did, sometimes it didn't.
> >> On 7/8/06, Jon <me at jonwatson.ca> wrote:
> >>> On Friday 07 July 2006 23:53, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> >>>> My dads ram recently went on his HP laptop. Since then, Linux is now in
> >>> his
> >>>> life.
> >>>> - I booted onto a linux live cd to rescue his data
> >>> Just curious how booting a live CD bypasses RAM problems?
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