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Old 05-11-2007, 03:07 PM   #1
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Figuring Our Freeze Issues

Occasionally my PC just freezes up. At one point I ran a fsck (realizes it would destroy everything) just to give it a shot. After that, I formatted and...

I figured it was not Linux after trying a couple different distros and trying out different kernels & kernel configs (using 2.4 just to be sure and 2.6).

I narrowed it down to my hard drives.

Are there any Linux utilities that I can use to analyze which hard drive, if I am correct, is causing the problem?
Old 05-11-2007, 05:33 PM   #2
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smartmontools. These use the internal Self-Monitoring and Reporting Tests (SMART) of the hard drives to assess drive health. Also look into badblocks.


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