l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2004 Jan 11 10:19

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Hard drive access
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Hard drive access

At 04:52 AM 1/10/04 -0800, you wrote:
>On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 04:29:40AM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
>> Melissa's laptop (a Thinkpad T20 running Debian Woody) has this habit of
>> doing disk access quite often.  (It's mostly noticable when it's quiet in
>> the house, like right now, so I decided to investigate :^) )
>Hrm...  Apparently, it's probably just commits on the ext3 filesystem. :)
>Still digging, though, to try and be sure :)

Before my Vaio's (IBM) hard drive died, it was making grinding and clicking
noises, but before that it just seemed to be accessing more often than I
expected. I subsequently found out that the IBM laptop drives were commonly
associated with failures (at least that was what the data recovery company
said). I made two mistakes:

- I didn't keep recent backups

- I didn't ask Mike Simons for help soon enough (he helped a lot, but we
just couldn't get the drive data back)

- Larry

>vox-tech mailing list

vox-tech mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.