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Old 11-18-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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When I boot fedora SMARTD does not start. Is this bad? what should I check? What does it do?

Fedora Core 1
Dell Precision 420
dual 866
512mb ram
20 gig fujitsu SCSI drive

Old 11-18-2003, 01:13 PM   #2
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Used for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. capable disk drives.
can give certain diagnostic info on a drive.

at a prompt type this ::
man smartd

should give you a bunch of info, suppose it doesnt matter if it doesnt start but better to fix if you can

man smartd

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Old 02-07-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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To fix your prob:

goto /etc/smartd.conf and comment out all of the ide hard drives that smart is trying to monitor e.g

# First (primary) ATA/IDE hard disk. Monitor all attributes
# /dev/hda -a

# Monitor SMART status, ATA Error Log, Self-test log, and track
# changes in all attributes except for attribute 194
# /dev/hdb -H -l error -l selftest -t -I 194

# A very silent check. Only report SMART health status if it fails
# But send an email in this case
#/dev/hda -H -m root@localhost.localdomain

Now uncomment the line

# /dev/sda -d scsi

Restart smartd and everything should work, you can also read the notes in smartd.conf for more hd monitoring options.
Old 02-07-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot!

I had never found a resolution to this problem!

I did what you said and it worked!

Thanks very much



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