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Old 08-28-2012, 02:51 PM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#684516: Bug#683807: AMI BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt low RAM, working around it.

On Tue, 2012-08-28 at 10:47 +0200, asronchetti@libero.it wrote:
> Hi,
> i've found this in a syslog on my debian stable installation /var/log
> directory:
>
> Aug 21 17:11:35 *** kernel: [ 0.000000] AMI BIOS detected: BIOS may corrupt
> low RAM, working around it.
>
> Could this message indicate the root of all these corruption/instability
> problems?

Don't think so.

> And what could it mean? My bios is corrupted and it is also corrupting memory?

It's a known bug in many versions of the AMI BIOS code, but it only
affects specific areas of memory.

Ben.

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