[CALUG] Checking for failing hdd
pdragon at pdragon.net
Tue Sep 26 22:49:01 CDT 2006
Curious about the best way to see if a hard drive is failing in Linux. Been
using Ubuntu as a sort of media center computer to watch old tv shows i
download from the net on my tv and Azureus started giving CRC errors this
week. Do this all the time at work with Windows systems and am familiar with
what ChkDsk returns that would indicate a failing drive. I saw the fsck
command, but wasn't sure what I should be looking for. Normally I'd just
experiment and find out how it works, but the data I have on the drive is
fairly important to me so I don't want to mess anything up and want do it
right the first time.
The drive is still under warranty with western digital too so I will be
returning it via cross-shipment for a replacement if it's going bad. Is
there a similar utility as Norton Ghost to just "image" the drive to a new
hard drive once I get it?
Thanks in advance!
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the lug