Re: [linux-dell-laptops] squandering thousands in one step...
- On Mit, 2003-01-29 at 01:23, John Wells wrote:
> Any precautions I should take? Anything in particular I should check orI would always put special attention to the HD, as your precious work
> be wary of?
finally resides on that.
If it was off, it can really take a lot of Gs, so you could be save from
However, I would recommend any laptop-owner to install the "ide-smart"
utility and put a few lines like the following in your
/etc/init.d/boot.local script (replace with any script you like and your
distro runs after booting, I was only too lazy to create a full blow
echo "boot.local: Checking smart status of hda:"
if [ $? -ne 0 ]; then
dialog --msgbox 'check ide-smart!' 5 25
("dialog" is just another program to display a nice dialog box, replace
with any notify means you appreciate.)
This checks the SMART status of your HD at each boot. I don't know if
the BIOS already does that, but at least not that verbosely.
Of course, this is in NO WAY any insurrance against a HD failure, but it
MIGHT be possible that it gives you a few hours (!) until a few days