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Old 12-22-2005, 10:48 AM   #1
Hal
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Kernel corrupt, check hard disk


Hey there,

Recently Slackware started up with a "CRC Kernel Error", I really don't know what caused it, I installed Tripwire recently, but that's probably unrelated.

Anyways, I was looking for a tool to check if my hard disk is ok. Windows is running fine on dual boot though.

Any ideas what might have caused the kernel corruption? I don't feel like buying a new hard disk for my laptop. :S

Thanks for reading.
 
Old 12-22-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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how abt using your rescue CD or a live CD such as Knopixx or slax
 
Old 12-22-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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From within Knoppix or a similar rescue CD, you can use 'smartctl' to perform S.M.A.R.T. tests on the hard drive.
 
  


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