ancient memtest86

Wes Shull wes.shull at
Fri Mar 17 23:25:45 UTC 2006

On 3/17/06, Florin Andrei <florin at> wrote:
> The version of memtest86 included on the Fedora installer CDs as a boot
> option is 1.55 while the newest memtest86 is now at version 3.2
> Is there a non-obvious reason why FC would include such an old version?

There are two memtest86's, with different versioning:

The original:
Note 3.2 dates back to November 2004.

memtest86+, a fork:
"The first version of Memtest86+ was released on early 2004, based on
memtest86 v3.0 that was not updated since mid-2002"

Fedora ships the latter.  Note that FC5 will include memtest86+ 1.65. 
Even + 1.55, from March 2005,  is newer than 3.2.


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