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Postby Velowiel » Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:36 am


I am having a bit of hardware-trouble with my ram on my pentium 120MHz. I tried MemTest86 as suggested in this forum and while reading their site, I saw this link: <a href='' target='_blank'></a>. It refers to someone who patches the Linux kernel in such a way that it can handle defective RAM modules. I already saw my problem with my defective ram-modules fixed, off course, but the only problem is, these patches are for kernels from 2.2.14 and up only. Since the freesco 0.3x kernel is a 2.0.39 version, the right patch doesn't exist yet (I think).

We, freesco-users, are mostly people who use old pc's for freesco to run on. Those pc's are due to have more failing components (and ram-modules), because of the simple fact that, they are old already. Now, it would come very much in handy if there was such a patch as BadRam for freesco too.

Is it possible if anyone could make such a patch? Or maybe contact the guy from BadRam to make such a patch?

Hope anyone understands my needs. :happy3:

ps. I thinkk I should have posted this in the 3rd party package requests... Can someone move this topic? Sorry for the trouble... I should have read the post about it first...
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Postby |Ana| » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:34 am

No bad ideas, one BadRAM patch for freesco should useful, you can find how to email this guy in his contract webpage, good luck. :happy:
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Postby Ramik » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:22 am

What is your motherboard and which/how much memory do you have ?
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Postby Lightning » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:41 pm

justdave has modified the patch for the 2.0.39 kernel and I have compiled a new kernel to try out. This is a stock 038 kernel with the badram patch enabled and it should run fine on any version of FREESCO (If it works at all)

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As for exactly how to configure the badram. You will need to either edit the router.bat or the lilo.conf file and add the parameters in for the sections of ram that are bad. You will also have to do some research on those added parameters and how to convert the information from memtest86.

I have done absolutely no testing of this kernel, so let us know how it works.

NOTE: if you have the ext2 file system and edit the lilo.conf file you have to run the "lilo" command afterwards and copy it to /boot/etc/ so it will survive a reboot.
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