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#1 2013-10-02 17:21:00

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

[SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

'ello folks,

Yesterday two new memtest options appeared on my grub menu after the usual 'Crunchbang' 'Recovery' 'Memory test (memtest86+)' and ' Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200).

Now, i also have:

Memory test (memtest86+, experimental multiboot)

and

Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200, experimental multiboot)

Not sure where they came from or why they are there, as they do not appear on a similar install on a seperate machine.

I think they turned up after running a live USB session of Sparkylinux.

Any ideas?

Last edited by Hy (2013-10-02 20:31:51)


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#2 2013-10-02 17:47:19

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Registered: 2012-04-12
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Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

have you tried to run

sudo update-grub

to see if they go away?


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#3 2013-10-02 17:49:55

CBizgreat!
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2011-07-27
Posts: 1,865

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Could try the ole "sudo update-grub" in terminal. Might get rid of the extra entries, when generates a new grub.cfg ... worth a shot.

Vll! smile

Oops ... VDP76 beat me to the suggestion. So +1 VDP76.

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-10-02 17:57:11)


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#4 2013-10-02 18:08:33

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Yep, i tried that. It reports

Generating grub.cfg ...
Found background image: /usr/share/images/desktop-base/grub-splash-crunchbang.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.2.0-4-686-pae
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found memtest86+ multiboot image: /boot/memtest86+_multiboot.bin
done

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#5 2013-10-02 18:47:42

RemuN
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Registered: 2013-06-25
Posts: 91

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

I have those as well, never thought anything of it. I think it's something to do with my dual boot. They don't bother me at all, but you can always remove them if you want your grub clean...

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#6 2013-10-02 19:34:34

CBizgreat!
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Registered: 2011-07-27
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Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

First things well ... 1st. tongue

Am not a grub2 guru. Recently got rid of the memtest entry. How I did it was making the memtest no longer executable.
As follows ...

sudo chmod -x /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+

Of course can also do so graphically/gui-ish, open thunar as root, ie: "gksudo thunar" in Run dialogue or terminal, navigate to the above location and change the files permissions.

That'll get rid of memtest ...

Just on a sidenote: I also prefer removing the recovery entries from the grub menu too. Which is done by editing ( as root) the /etc/default/grub file and uncomment the following line in the file.

GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

Update grub w "sudo update-grub" after making any changes to that file, it should tell you that in the top of the file itself. Not whatcha asked I guess, though kinda related to topic, so why not ?


Vll! smile

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-10-02 19:36:14)


Some common cbiz abbreviations. This will save me time and yet @ same time tell folks what the babble is supposed to mean.

Vll ! = ( Viva la gnu/Linux !)    Vl#!! = ( Viva la #! !)    Last but not least, UD ... OD ! = ( Use Debian ... or die !) tongue

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#7 2013-10-02 20:13:33

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

@ RemuN: there's only #! on this machine though

@CBizgreat!: Reckon i'll follow your first tip, but i can't help wondering why it's on this one machine but not on the other with an almost identical setup?

Curious more than worried smile

Thanks, everyone!

edit: changing permissions the updating grub didn't help, but renaming the file extension from '.bin' to '.bint' DID! LOL!

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#8 2013-10-02 21:24:32

CBizgreat!
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Registered: 2011-07-27
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Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Might've/must've missed a step, as long as memtest86+ isn't excutable, should be good to go in removing the grub entry for it. Shrugs ... works for me.

Ah no matter ... it's fixed, so let's put our feet up, have a cold one n celebrate. big_smile As for why that's happening on that #! install. Not really sure ... don't recall seeing it on desktop pc and that's got several OS's on it too ... more shrugs. Don't know, it's a head scratcher.


Vll! smile

Last edited by CBizgreat! (2013-10-02 21:43:50)


Some common cbiz abbreviations. This will save me time and yet @ same time tell folks what the babble is supposed to mean.

Vll ! = ( Viva la gnu/Linux !)    Vl#!! = ( Viva la #! !)    Last but not least, UD ... OD ! = ( Use Debian ... or die !) tongue

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#9 2013-10-03 06:17:45

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Running the other #! machine last night i noticed there are NO memtest options in that machine's grub?!

...curiouser and curiouser!

Is it maybe something that certain programs would pull in via dependencies?

Last edited by Hy (2013-10-03 06:18:09)


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#10 2013-10-03 08:03:48

pvsage
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From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 13,970

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

According to apt-cache:

~$ apt-cache rdepends memtest86
memtest86
Reverse Depends:
  memtest86:i386
  memtest86+
  live-build
  cpuburn
  live-build
~$ apt-cache rdepends memtest86+
memtest86+
Reverse Depends:
  memtest86+:i386
  syslinux-themes-debian-wheezy
  syslinux-themes-debian-squeeze
  memtest86
 |live-build
  debian-edu-config
  education-main-server
  education-common
 |live-build

(Some of these are listed multiple times; I'm assuming that's due to multiarch support.)
Do you have any of these installed?

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#11 2013-10-08 22:14:08

7an
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From: San Diego, CA
Registered: 2013-10-03
Posts: 8
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Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Four memtest entries were just added to my #! install last night after booting Grml Linux from USB. (Side-note: the same Grml install did something to grub on my Ubuntu machine as well, rendering it unbootable until I fixed it with boot-repair.)

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#12 2013-10-09 17:32:57

Hy
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 112

Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

@ pvsage:  nope, none of those were on my machine.

But - I fancied trying out the MEPIS 12 beta on dual boot, so i wiped the machine and set it up again with MEPIS and a fresh #! install. Hey presto! No memtest options in the new Grub (#! is controlling Grub).

This seems to suggest that live systems will make changes to installed systems after all.


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#13 2013-10-16 20:16:34

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From: Chicago, USA
Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 26
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Re: [SOLVED] Strange(?) new grub memtest entries

Mine HAD that. then i messed up something and just reinstalled rather than try to find the issue (nearly new install anyways) and this time they are NOT there even though its the same machine, same Hardware, same HDD, and i used the Same USB drive to install #! i have no clue.


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