[CALUG] Checking for failing hdd
pdragon at pdragon.net
Wed Sep 27 07:03:17 CDT 2006
Great stuff. Thanks all!
On 9/27/06, william kelly <william.kelly.jr at gmail.com> wrote:
> fsck is what you want to run. g4u is for copying and btw they have g4l.
> also you may want to check with your drives manufacturer they a lot of times
> have hardisk testing tools. if not i would try the Ultimate boot CD. It has
> tools for various HD vendors.
> FSCK <http://adminschoice.com/docs/fsck.htm>
> g4l <http://sourceforge.net/projects/g4l>
> UBCD <http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/>
> On 9/27/06, Chris Edillon <jce at zot.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 23:49 -0400, Keith wrote:
> > > Curious about the best way to see if a hard drive is failing in Linux.
> > http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ pretty much all modern
> > IDE/ATA/SCSI drives use SMART (a hardware-based disk monitoring
> > capability).
> > > 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?
> > dd is the canonical unix answer, but if you don't know how
> > to use it already, it can be cryptic. maybe g4u ("ghost for
> > unix") will be useful: http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
> > chris
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