Segmentation Faults??

Segmentation Faults??

Post by Kim R Gustafso » Sun, 10 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Excerpts from netnews.comp.os.linux.misc: 5-Sep-95 Re: Segmentation


> >A bad memory simm will cause Segmentation faults. lost 3 nights sleep
over that

> >one !

> Like the original poster, I've been getting seg faults during
> installation of Slackware version of linux 1.2.8.  It occurs as soon
> as I enter "setup" and scrolls so that I must reset.

> If bad memory will cause this, is there any way that I can check my
> memory short of replacing it?

> If I try to mount my linux native partition, it says that it cannot
> find a file system, linux or dos, and refuses to mount. However, it is
> only when I try "setup" that I get "segmentation fault" scrolling.

> I'm on a 486 sx 25mHz AST, 4 megs of RAM, 125 meg Quantum IDE, 1.08
> gig EIDE IBM with a 16-bit ISA Bus adapter.  I originally had On
> Track's Disk Manager, but removed it when I got the adapter.

> I re-repartitioned my gig HD to set the linux swap at less than 16
> megs as this is what the man calls for.  It seems that most posts I
> read ignore this maximum on swap, but I've tried everything to comply
> with the documentation.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am having exactly the same problem after upgrading from 30 pin to 72
pin SIMMs.  I was just wondering if you figured out what the problem was?

Thanks for any info,

Kim

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