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TheAmericanHeroHello. I was given an old maching (10+ years) and I've installed ubuntu server on it.  Problem is, I think the drive may be bad (or has bad sectors).12:23
TheAmericanHeroI can't get to the prompt right now, is there an alternative to running a check on the hdd?12:24
tsimpsonboot to a live-cd and check the disk, checking the disk is the only way to see if it's good or not12:38
tsimpsonunless you happen to have a spare working HDD lying around, which you can swap and see if it works12:39
TheAmericanHeroUnfortunately I do not have a spare.  I have a live-cd but I couldn't find documentation to check the disk.  Do you know?12:40
ubot93fsck is the FileSystem ChecKer, which runs automatically when you boot if you didn't shutdown cleanly. Type "man fsck" for information on running it manually. The command "sudo touch /forcefsck && sudo shutdown -r now" will force a reboot and a filesystem check; "sudo touch /fastboot" will skip a filesystem check at next reboot12:40
tsimpsonit's basically (as root): fsck <partition>12:41
tsimpsonwhere <partition> would be something like /dev/sda112:41
TheAmericanHeroWhere do I type this?  With the previous installation I couldn't reach the prompt.  With the live cd I couldn't get to terminal either.12:41
tsimpsonwhich live cd are you using? all of them should have a terminal emulator12:42
tsimpsonor even if they don't, you should be able to get to TTY1-6 with Ctrl-Alt-F1-612:43
TheAmericanHero12.04.2 desktop i38612:43
tsimpsonit definitely comes with a terminal emulator12:47
TheAmericanHeroOk.  I'm loading the live cd now.  It will take a few moments.12:48
tsimpsonCtrl-Alt-T should be the default shortcut to open the terminal emulator12:49
tsimpsonwith dash12:49
TheAmericanHeroI was able to pull up terminal with Ctrl-Alt-T.  Thank you.  I will try to fsck command now...13:09
TheAmericanHeroI tried a few fsck commands (using different attributes from the man page) but it didn't pan out.  The fsck -A just brought me to the prompt immediately.  At the moment I'm running badblocks.13:24
TheAmericanHeroI can tell it's gonna take an extremely long time to finish so I'll just let it run and figure things out from there.  Thanks for your help.13:28
doug_can any one help me with a bluetooth pearing problem?13:36
doug_nothing heared, byyyyyyyyyyyyyy13:38

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