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    Disk Utility -- not much info

    I tried Linux Mint 8 for awhile and seem to remember that System/Administration/Disk Utility gave a lot more useful information than what is available in Ubuntu. It showed the partitions as being healthy or not and even gave the temperature of the hard drive and if the disk is failing. Is there any way to get this same functionality in my Ubuntu 9.10 configuration?

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    Re: Disk Utility -- not much info

    Quote Originally Posted by donsy View Post
    I tried Linux Mint 8 for awhile and seem to remember that System/Administration/Disk Utility gave a lot more useful information than what is available in Ubuntu. It showed the partitions as being healthy or not and even gave the temperature of the hard drive and if the disk is failing. Is there any way to get this same functionality in my Ubuntu 9.10 configuration?
    Disk temperatures are available by installing the hddtemp package and using a tool to display them (like the Gnome Sensors Applet).

    The Disk Utility package in 10.04 shows SMART health status.
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