Package Details: memtest86-efi 7.5.1001-1

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Package Base: memtest86-efi
Description: A free, thorough, stand alone memory test as an EFI application
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Licenses: GPL2, custom:PassMark
Submitter: Xorg
Maintainer: Xorg
Last Packager: Xorg
Votes: 59
Popularity: 4.119666
First Submitted: 2013-10-29 10:25
Last Updated: 2018-02-27 19:07

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buzo commented on 2018-02-27 19:33

Looks good, thanks for the quick fix!

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 19:09

Ok, done in following commit: a1c4551125f1

Tell me if you encounter issue. And if you have a better idea than p7zip to extract .img file...

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 18:16

@buzo: Try to delete the ISO file by yourself.

Ok, switched from md5sums to sha512sums. I found an upstream FTP, but that is the USB version, ISO seems not present: I'll investigate.

buzo commented on 2018-02-27 13:49

Now I get a validity check error because memtest86-efi-7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz is still there, so makepkg does not download the new version. This is broken. I think the file should be renamed after download. (And upstream should add a version number to the file name.)

And I agree, MD5 is outdated and not secure. Please switch to a modern hash (sha256sum for instance) while you are at it.

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 12:12

@xiretza: Thank for your report. It would be the same issue with sha512sums... md5sums updated.

xiretza commented on 2018-02-27 11:15

There's been another build with the exact same version number and no separate download (great release system...), which invalidates the md5sum (you might want to change that to something cryptographically secure like sha512sums).

Xorg commented on 2017-12-15 07:12

@yi22588: Not exactly. You can't run .efi file on Arch (or on any OS). The memtest86-efi script provides a way to run this .efi file by your UEFI or your bootloader (GRUB2 and systemd-boot are supported).

For instance, I've chosen to add a new boot entry in my UEFI to launch MemTest86. Screenshot:

Your ESP is /dev/sda1. What's wrong with it?

yi22588 commented on 2017-12-05 01:09

@Xorg: Thanks for reply. So this package provides people to run .efi file right?

The command output: /dev/sda1 1 15567 125034839+ ee EFI GPT

Xorg commented on 2017-11-30 17:01

@yi22588: This package doesn't allow you to run MemTest86 on Arch. This package provides an EFI executable. If you want to run this executable, it must be placed in ESP in order to be usable by UEFI.
memtest86-efi is an interactive script written by myself to help people do to this stuff.

Can you paste 'fdisk -l | grep EFI' command output please?

yi22588 commented on 2017-11-30 08:09

@moll I type ./memtest86-efi -i Is it a right move? and if I can't mount ESP, I can't use this package right?

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