On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Steve Greene <wildernessrogue(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Question 4): When I run Disk Utility, it tells me: "DISK HAS
SECTORS Backup all data and replace the disk". The only two IDs that
return less than expected when I run the Self-test are: ID 197 Current
Pending Sector Count with a warning that failure is a sign of old age,
and it shows a value of -1 sectors, along with ID 190 Airflow
Temperature, with a warning of "failed in the past" and the old-age
statement again. The value for this one is37 degrees centigrade/99
degrees fahrenheit. How critical is this? Will my computer last for a
while still, or am I on thin ice? I also was informed of these two
issues when the .iso install disk ran to install this latest Fedora
version. By the way, I am also experiencing an unusual number of
random sytem glitches, and wonder if these could be caused by this
issue (I did not have these problems with Fedora 12).
Please open Konsole and run the following command:
su -c 'smartctl -A /dev/sda'
That will provide the raw data the Disk Utility uses to make that
determination, which we can use to see if it's assessment is correct.
If it is correct, it could explain your problems with LibreOffice and
general glitchiness. Installing a new operating system involves
writing a lot of data to disk, and that could aggravate conditions
that were previously unknown because you hadn't written that much data
to it in quite some time.