[sf-lug] semi-OT: help with dying disk

Tyler Trafford ttrafford at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 09:07:34 PDT 2008

Blake Haggerty wrote:

> I could have sworn that Kristian had brought up an article about
> Ubuntu killing hard drives on laptops awhile back but I couldn't find
> it in my emails. I did a quick google search and the problems your
> experiencing (power and HD failure) seem to be described here....
> http://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2007/10/28/laptop-hardrive-killer-bug-how-to-discover-whether-you-are-affected/

Not just Ubuntu.  I have to set my Debian laptop to run 'hdparm -b 254'
on startup/resume or else it parks the disk every 5 seconds.
Tyler Trafford

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