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Re: [tlug] Hosed my home directory

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 12:22:02 +0900, <> wrote:

Honestly, From the sounds of it, that may be your best bet.
Hard drive failures are not very common, but they do happen, and that is
this one sounds like.

Your hard disk might also be able to tell you if it is dying. Check out smartmontools Unless your hard disk is really old it probably has SMART. If so with smartmontools you can run something like this:

# smartctl -d ata -a /dev/sda

to get a report about what your hard disk thinks.


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