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Re: Turning Off GNOME Warnings

From: Alan Cox <alan_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 17 2011 - 10:27:33 GMT
To: Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:22:27 +0100
Dave Cross <davorg@gmail.com> wrote:

> GNOME seems to think that my laptop has a dodgy hard disk. It's been
> telling me that for over a year. I'm not sure that it's correct

Red Hat seems to like to ship tools with the slightly questionable view
that a disk reporting plenty of bad blocks is 'failing' when in fact what
actually matters is whether the lists are growing and what the drive
smart data reports.

hdparm can give you a much more honest appraisal of your disk, and
usually modern BIOSes check whether the drive thinks it is failing on
boot (make sure SMART is enabled in the BIOS)

Alan
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