notification after upgrading to 9.10 that one or more harddisks report health problems

Asked by Piet van der Lugt on 2009-12-10

After I upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 there is a gdu-notification-daemon that a harddisk may be failing. One or more harddisks report health problems. I have laptop Compaq Presario C500 with Hitachi HD and is appr. one year old.
Laptop works fine and I checked harddisk via Windows and no problems reported.
I checked now with fdisk and it gives after the different partitions the only notification that the partitiontable-items lay not in the order of the disk.
Do I really have a bad harddisk or is it a bug in 9.10?
Thanks for your help.
Piet

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu gnome-disk-utility Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Danilo Piazzalunga
Solved:
2009-12-12
Last query:
2009-12-12
Last reply:
2009-12-11

Go to System -> Administration -> Disk Utility, select your hard disk and then click on "More information" to check the situation. You should read what the Overall Assessment is.

Dear Danilo,

I checked disk via disk utility
it says that the disk has many bad sectors
and
point 5 reallocated sector count is in red color and says warning
262161 bad sectors.
all other points in the list are good or n/a.
Hope you have enough information to give some help.
Thanks in advance,

Piet

Danilo Piazzalunga schreef:
> Your question #93593 on gnome-disk-utility in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+question/93593
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> Danilo Piazzalunga requested for more information:
> Go to System -> Administration -> Disk Utility, select your hard disk
> and then click on "More information" to check the situation. You should
> read what the Overall Assessment is.
>
>

Two hundred thousand bad sectors is quite a big number. I suppose your hard drive is reporting incorrect and unreliable information about its status, but you had better backup your data.

I have decided to install new harddisk to avoid problems.
Thanks

Dear Danilo,

Thanks for your help. I decided to install new harddisk to avoid problems.

Greetings,

Piet

Danilo Piazzalunga schreef:
> Your question #93593 on gnome-disk-utility in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+question/93593
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Danilo Piazzalunga proposed the following answer:
> Two hundred thousand bad sectors is quite a big number. I suppose your
> hard drive is reporting incorrect and unreliable information about its
> status, but you had better backup your data.
>
>