How do I boot memtest86 to ttyS1,115200
Journer last edited by
I recently purchased a netgate sg-4860. No issues, but I always like to give new hardware a run through memtest / prime95.
However, despite all my efforts, I can't get memtest to boot and display over the serial port.
I've tried memtest86 and 86+ with multiple boot disks (arch, ultimate boot cd, provided usb stick boot) as well as different boot overrides (append console=ttyS1,115200n8, etc.) but I can never get passed the initial "Memtest loaded… ok" prompt.
dreamslacker last edited by
You will need to compile memtest with a separate flag to enable the console output.
4) Serial Console ================= Memtest86 can be used on PC's equipped with a serial port for the console. By default serial port console support is not enabled since it slows down testing. To enable change the SERIAL_CONSOLE_DEFAULT define in config.h from a zero to a one. The serial console baud rate may also be set in config.h with the SERIAL_BAUD_RATE define. The other serial port settings are no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit. All of the features used by memtest86 are accessible via the serial console. However, the screen sometimes is garbled when the online commands are used.