MemTest86 Technical Information

Creating a MemTest86 bootable USB Flash drive in Linux/Mac

For systems without video support, MemTest86 can run in serial console mode from both UEFI and BIOS systems. For MemTest86 v4, select option 5 from the menu to enable output to serial console. You will not need to do anything for MemTest86 v5 or later as it will automatically use the serial console, provided that the UEFI BIOS has been configured to redirect the console to the serial port. No GUI support is available when using the serial console so all test configurations must be done using the configuration file.