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Re: [opensuse] test for hdd
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 12:30:44 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0612131228040.2615@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Wednesday 2006-12-13 at 09:21 +0100, jdd wrote:

> Carlos E. R. a écrit :
>
> > Yes, but not "-a", that doesn't really "test". Run "smartctl --test=short
>
> my disk don't support self test :-(
>
> I will stay on ubcd for now of change disk

Argh! Must be old, then.

You can test it using an external utility. There are several, booting from
a disquette. You can download them and dump to a disquette. Seagate has
one, for instance, and several others, perhaps the maker of your hd.

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Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
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