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Old 12-12-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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My hardrive all of a suddon is going crazy?


I was using linux and all of a suddon my hardrive started going crazy? How may I stop this?

Using slackware, KDE.

Its really slow I would write more but to slow ...
 
Old 12-12-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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How do you mean "Going Crazy"?

Lots of reads / writes or what? Please describe the symptoms, and what exactly you were doing at the time.

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Old 12-12-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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If your hard drive just "goes crazy" then it's most likely a hardware problem.

If your hard drive performance is really shite, install hdparm, which is used for tuning hard disks, and check out the man or info pages.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 08:37 PM   #4
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One KDE app apeared to be loading something, I closed it and the hardrive stoped going crazy(Lots of reads/writes). Must be some kind of bug
 
Old 12-14-2005, 04:05 AM   #5
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Does the problem happen if you load it again? What was the application?
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:55 PM   #6
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Konqueror(version 3.3.2) was the application. This happened before and I solved it the same way. I left a konqueror window open to a folder and on other desktop a program was doing File I/O to files in that folder. It was only doing writing to files, renameing files(this was somewhat user controled so there would be no way for this program to this file I/O that will drive the hardrive crazy). Thats it. No reading or deleting.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:13 PM   #7
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Now I'm just as confused as you are.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #8
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Return to the command line, the way the good lord intended it to be
 
Old 12-16-2005, 01:19 AM   #9
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hd - crazy

open a terminal and enter command

top

You will see a list of processes running. This may help you decipher what's going on. To stop the process, use the ID number and type into terminal

kill <processID>

good luck
 
Old 12-16-2005, 01:35 PM   #10
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How may I scroll through the list?
 
Old 12-16-2005, 01:36 PM   #11
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Try "top | more".
 
Old 12-16-2005, 02:07 PM   #12
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Gnumore

There's a "more" command in Linux? I thought it was "less".
 
Old 12-16-2005, 02:24 PM   #13
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more is less, less is more
 
  


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