I'm still pretty new at Linux, and I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
I've been researching on how to do this, and I did "rpm -qa|grep
smartmontools" which told me that I had "smartmontools-5.36-3.1.el5."
So, I already have it downloaded, but now I typed "smartctl -i /dev/hda"
and the following was my output:
smartctl version 5.36 [i686-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: SONY CD-RW CRX230ED
Serial Number: [No Information Found]
Firmware Version: 4YS1
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: 5
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Mon Jun 11 10:15:39 2007 EDT
SMART support is: Unavailable - Packet Interface Devices [this device:
CD/DVD] don't support ATA SMART
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more
'-T permissive' options.
That end part is saying that it is unavailable...Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks