UEFI-MemTest86

fuwi
2013-08-19
2013-08-20
  • fuwi

    fuwi - 2013-08-19

    This is a brand new version of MemTest86
    http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

    I have tested Memtest86 Version 5.0 Experimental UEFI Beta in rEFInd on my USB-Stick:

    refind.conf stanza:
    menuentry "MemTest86" {
    loader \EFI\tools\MemTest86.efi
    }

    (MemTest86.efi is the renamed bootx64.efi from the MemTest86-CD, no other files needed)

    Works like a charm, also on my MacBook Pro!

    fuwi

     
  • fuwi

    fuwi - 2013-08-19

    If you copy all files from the EFI\BOOT folder on the CD to e.g. EFI\tools\MemTest86 on the USB-Stick, then you get a nice graphic GUI with mouse support:

    refind.conf stanza:
    menuentry "MemTest86" {
    loader \EFI\tools\MemTest86\bootx64.efi
    }

    fuwi

     
    Last edit: fuwi 2013-08-19
  • Roderick W. Smith

    Thanks for the heads-up on this! I've just added explicit support for it to rEFInd, encoding it as a second-row option. Copy the EFI/BOOT directory from the Memtest86 USB flash drive to EFI/tools/memtest86 or EFI/memtest86 on your ESP and rEFInd 0.7.3.6 should detect it and give you a second-row option to launch it. A 0.7.3.6 binary is available here, if you care to test it:

    http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind-bin-0.7.3.6.zip

    The source code is in the git repository.

     
  • fuwi

    fuwi - 2013-08-20

    Thanks Roderick, the new version 0.7.3.6 with MemTest86 works like a charm!

    I've added 'memtest' to 'showtools' in refind.conf and copied all MemTest86 files
    to EFI\tools\memtest86

    fuwi

     

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