[plug] HDD scan
jonl711 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 17 07:21:57 WST 2011
The problem is the drive has some errors that prevents it from booting up so I get GRUB error 17 and upon further investigation found that the drive is reporting: sda: Current: Sense key: Medium error Additional Sense: Unrecovered read error Info fld=0xa2end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 162Buffer I/O error on device sda, logical block 81
It's a Seagate ST318406LW 18GB SCSI drive and Seagate does not have any tools that run from Linux only on Windows. I'm hoping I can find a utility that can check the drive in Linux or from a boot CD and mark the bad blocks.
JonDate: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:39:20 +0800
From: james at rcpt.to
To: plug at plug.org.au
CC: jlmiller at mmtnetworks.com.au
Subject: Re: [plug] HDD scan
On 16/06/2011 4:36 PM, Jon L Miller wrote:
recommend a good hdd scanning software to check
for hard drive conditions, while server is up?
I'd suggest smartmontools as a start:
Description: control and monitor storage systems using
The smartmontools package contains two utility programs (smartctl
to control and monitor storage systems using the Self-Monitoring,
Reporting Technology System (S.M.A.R.T.) built into most modern
ATA and SCSI
hard disks. It is derived from the smartsuite package, and
for ATA/ATAPI-5 disks. It should run on any modern Linux system.
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