I'm desperately trying to get memtest86+ to work on my fresh Ubuntu 16 LTS install.
I'm aware that there already are questions related to Ubuntu + memtest on this site, but none of the associated solutions work for me:
I started with the creation of a bootable USB flash drive using the auto-installer from their official website. But although the bios menu shows the flash drive in the possible bootable devices, the computer seems not to recognize it and bypasses it, prompting Ubuntu.
Since the auto-installer is only windows-compatible, does the resulting USB stick only work on Windows? Seems really unlikely to me since the OS is not yet started at the stage when this fails.
By searching a bit on the internet, I realized memtest86+ was always installed on all recent Ubuntu distributions. However I can't get it to launch properly.
The memtest options did not show up on the Grub menu. I tried to use grub-customizer, a software proposed in this question. I managed to add the memtest options to the grub menu but I must have done those incorrectly: when selected, the computer just reboots silently.
I also tried to launch manually the memtest bin file in any way I know to no avail. I notably tried to start it from the grub command line but I don't know how this can be done.
The following is the configuration I use in grub-customizer for my main memtest entry:
insmod part_msdos insmod ext2 set root='hd0,msdos1' if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,msdos1 --hint-efi=hd0,msdos1 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,msdos1 6f124093-a471-4959-8a59-b03c11ad2634 else search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 6f124093-a471-4959-8a59-b03c11ad2634 fi linux16 /boot/memtest86+.bin
It is identical to the one found in the referenced question save for the weird final numbers at the end of the
search command - those were generated automatically by the software when choosing an entry template, I decided to leave those as-is.
I don't think memtest was installed improperly since it was shipped natively with Ubuntu. So to me it's really a question of how to use it.
Any help appreciated.