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Hard drive SMART data


Richard B:
Thanks Valtam. I had searched for SMART and should have looked for S.M.A.R.T.
The utility showed up in the Accessories menu as "Disks". It would seem more logical in System along with "Partition Drives" (gparted), but I realise it comes as it comes. I have used

--- Code: ---sudo nano /usr/share/applications/gnome-disks.desktop
--- End code ---
and replaced the Categories line with simply

--- Code: ---Categories=System;
--- End code ---
which I reckon puts it in the right menu. I then used Settings/Main Menu/ to move it up above Partition Drives.

Open a terminal and do:

--- Code: ---sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
--- End code ---

Richard B:
Can anyone please tell me how I can check the SMART (self test) data on a hard drive with Linux Lite? Lubuntu has a disk utility (possibly called Palimpsest) which does this, as well as being a quick method of checking partitions. It (or something similar) does not seem to be in the standard LL repositories and I can't find any reference in Help. I am probably missing something!


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