[lubuntu-users] Support

Ian Bruntlett ian.bruntlett at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 18:42:11 UTC 2017

Hi Ralf,

On 12 November 2017 at 16:54, Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>

> Smartctl is not perfect, but another link in the chain, even unplugging
> SATA cables and connecting them again is important and so on and so
> forth...
On a system I refurbished recently, memtest86+ passed and dban failed. I
booted into a live CD, queried smartctl and was told everything was OK.
After some research I was told that modern hard drives tend to fail

I removed the hard drive, put a replacement in, installed lubuntu on it and
then used it on and off for a while as my final testing. It has now been
given to its new home.

Just running one test, especially the free as in beer Memtest release
> gains absolutely nothing, at least taking a look at /var/log,
> journalctl and Co in combination with software testing hardware and
> remounting, cleaning, etc. should be done. More experienced users could
> use coolant spray etc. ...

I agree - to a point - I have found memtest86+ to be useful - as the first
part of a testing process.

When I answered the previous question with info to run memtest86+, I was
not advocating _only_ running memtest86+, just that I believed it would be
helpful to run the test and that the questioner would be able to get back
to this list with the results and then people (such as yourself) could
offer further advice.



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