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Old 01-21-2014, 05:38 AM   #1
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one or more disks are failing


i m new to linux
i am using fedora14 . i am using it with windows
from the past few days fedora os is giving notification that one or two disks are failing, disk have many bad sectors. i am unable to understand this problem.
so please help me
 
Old 01-21-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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you should save all your important data and replace those disks. If you need more info please give us detailed description of that problem.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 07:02 AM   #3
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Messages about bad sectors on your HD('s) are an indication that the disks are failing. At a certain point, both Windows and Linux will not be able to function correctly due to this problem.

From experience I noticed that it starts rather slow: One or two bad sectors and that's it for "a while". But at a certain point it seems to cascade and within a week or two I had 81 offline uncorrectable (bad) sectors and this does become a problem for day-to-day work.

I would suggest you make a backup of the important data on a regular base until you are able to replace the faulty disks. Don't wait to long.
 
Old 01-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #4
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I'll third what has been said about backups. Until this is fixed, backup any significant newly-created or changed data.

You might look into do a S.M.A.R.T. test.

http://www.labtestproject.com/using_...t_linux_fedora

Then you might look to moving to a more recent version of Fedora or to something that doesn't age out quite as fast. V. 14 reached end of life three years ago.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 01:26 AM   #5
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Before you replace anything, is it complaining about a specific partition? If so, is that an NTFS partition which you share with Windows?
 
Old 01-22-2014, 05:32 AM   #6
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Sir it is only giving notification when i use linux partition
It is functioning properly when i use windows
Is there any way that i could get rid of this problem coz its not possible for me to backup huge amount of data n then replace harddisk
Please reply
 
Old 01-22-2014, 05:46 AM   #7
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All disks die sooner or later, so you have to start doing backups now; in fact you should already be doing them, regardless of OS
 
Old 01-22-2014, 05:49 AM   #8
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Sir it is only giving notification when i use linux partition
It is functioning properly when i use windows
What do you mean by functioning properly?
- Doesn't windows notify you something is wrong with the disk(s)?
- Does a disk check on windows tell you nothing is wrong?

You might want to post the exact message(s) that are shown by Linux.

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Is there any way that i could get rid of this problem coz its not possible for me to backup huge amount of data n then replace harddisk
If this is related to bad/uncorrectable sectors: No there isn't. This points to hardware failure and sooner or later you will loose your data if you do not have back-ups!
 
  


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