I have installed Ubuntu on a computer which hat bad/defective RAM (memtest86+) showed that later.
The thing is I did not have any problems with Ubuntu 14.04 while Windows 7 installed on the same machine bluescreen crashed constantly. I know that there is a Badblocks/badRAM feature possible in the linux kernel and in grub.
Can somebody confirm that the good (in comparison with windows 7) crash-free experience was more than just luck? I.e. does ubuntu probe RAM during install/boot and prevent defective RAM to disrupt system stability? Or was I just lucky that Ubuntu did not crash?