[xubuntu-users] harddisk failure, or Xubuntu refuses to load

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 13:19:39 UTC 2012

On Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 2:02 PM, Joshua O'Leary
<joshua.oleary at btinternet.com> wrote:
> "Should I run a more in depth SMART test on the disks?" This may be helpful
> in order to work out what area of the disk is actually causing the problem.
Any suggestion for a tutorial? I'm not very familiar with smartmontools.

> Please could you also give the output of sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda, this would
> enable us to work out specifically which area of the disk is damaged by
> comparing it to the sector read errors.
Please see attached. I used
fdisk -lu /dev/sda

Thus I get sizes in sectors instead of cylinders. As far as I can tell
the (obvious) error seems to be located on the / (root) partition.
Does this help?

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