System not running right

Scott Blair scott.blair at
Tue Sep 22 16:40:30 UTC 2015

Yeah it is now enabled.
scott at main:~⟫ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.13.0-63-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke,

Model Family:     Toshiba 3.5" HDD DT01ACA...
Device Model:     TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
Serial Number:    236GDXYPS
LU WWN Device Id: 5 000039 ff2f0d442
Firmware Version: MS2OA750
User Capacity:    1,000,204,886,016 bytes [1.00 TB]
Sector Sizes:     512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation Rate:    7200 rpm
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS T13/1699-D revision 4
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    Tue Sep 22 12:39:50 2015 EDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

On 09/22/2015 12:03 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> On 15-09-22 11:54 AM, compdoc wrote:
>> OK, you'll have to enter the computer's bios(cmos) and enable it for the
>> drive. Best to enable it for all drives.
> Not all BIOS offer that functionality, it's generally easier to just 
> follow the instructions.
> sudo smartctl -s on /dev/sda
> sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
> should work.  (I forget if you can do both in a single command.)


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