* Patrick Ohnewein
> I don't think red hat provides the smart tools, I couldn't find them, at
> least not yet.
no, they don't seem to be available. I got mine from Mandrake's
distribution, through rpmfind.net, package name
"ucsc-smartsuite-2.0-4mdk". I chose the src.rpm and then did an
"rpm --rebuild" followed by an install of the resulting RPM found in
"/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/". the rpm then installed cleanly,
"smartctl -e /dev/hda" didn't report any errors, and I've now added
the command to "/etc/rc.local".
now I must add I didn't have a lot of these errors before I installed
the smart-tools, a probable reason for this being that my harddrive
didn't see much work. up until around noon today that is, when I
logged in and discovered that "/usr/share/gnome/" didn't contain any
of the ~53MB it should've contained. "rpm -Va | grep missing" _does_
take a while to run and seems to check more or less everything, so
traffic on the harddrive should be adequate. I found no errors in
"...a liquid which was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea."
My opinions are not necessarily those of my provider,
not necessarily mine, and probably not necessary.