Testing memory from within pfSense
Is it possible to test memory from within pfSense?
I had been running pfSense for several months until it crashed three months ago, because of what I thought were memory problems.
Having now reassembled the system with the same memory and an update to pfSense, the system appears to be working OK, so I wondered if it's possible to do a hardware check whilst pfSense is running…
What pfsense version you are using?
32Bit or 64Bit and what version number please?
What hardware you are using as system?
If you are able to realize it I would suggest to boot a Linux life system from USB stick (pen drive) or
a SATA CD/DVD and run then memtest from there, to be sure it is not something affected by the pfSense
system it self.
I would like to try testing my memory and disk drive this way. I'm running an sg-2440 with internal M600 SATA drive. Since this hardware does not have video and only one extra USB port, what version of pen-linux do you recommend? And, how do I attach to the booted system? I am familiar with using putty and communicating with the sg-2440 and I'm assuming that the pen-linux system you are recommending will need to be pre-setup to use a comm port????
Thanks for the pointers!!!