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Old 01-26-2005, 01:11 AM   #1
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I am running FC3 with XP. On boot up I always get a message that startd failed but don't know of any problems. What does this mean? Is this related to the fact that I am running sata drives?

Old 01-26-2005, 01:16 AM   #2
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I misspelled. I meant smartd.
Old 01-26-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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smartd is a daemon that monitors the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) system built into many ATA-3 and later ATA, IDE and SCSI-3 hard drives.

man smartd
Old 09-14-2006, 09:37 AM   #4
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smartd or startd whichever....

First post here.

I am seeing the same error. I am no computer novice but I am new to Linux.

I am one of those *ahem* anal folks who like everything to work perfectly and I hate seeing this big red [Failed] error during bootup and powerdown.

I am running FC5 and have installed and re-installed probably 20 times in the past month in an effort to get it "just right". I have noticed that when I use the YUM GUI tool and successfully update everything this error goes away.

I have not yet reviewed my logs (in fact I have another question about logs.... but I digress) but I was wondering if anyone could tell me what needs to be updated forn this to work properly.

I have also noticed the YUM GUI tool works only about 1/2 of the time, mostly I get "Unable to resolve dependancies" errors at which point I usually just re-install. I am BTW very sick of doing this and have decided this is going to be last reload, I will fix issues as needed from here on out!

My next question is about log(s); Where can I find logs for a particular "something"? What I mean is are device logs stored in one directory and network logs in another and so on or is there a central loacation for all logs?

The first of what I am sure will be many posts,


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