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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by cherva View Post
    Can someone explain to him the Power Cycle Bug with HDD's and Linux in more details please
    But I don't know why I need to hear of this bug? I don't have any problems with my battery.

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbingDaHood View Post
    But a would a brand new Ubuntu user like me not get more out of using other aspects of Ubuntu and linux distroes before making my own distro. Because don't I need to know what I want before I build it? Because right now I only have a wage image of the possibilitys of a Linux kernel.
    It's absolutely your preference. The from scratch way is a very hard way to go for a beginner and the benefit it allows is a crash course in the internals of how the system works together. It will make sure you understand the rest of what you read at a higher level. But by all means explore the possibilities first and dig around the Ubuntu internals first. The from scratch way is only one way.

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    I'm talkig about this https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ort/+bug/59695 Read it and make sure you are not affected.

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by cherva View Post
    I suggest you to read about the Power Cycle Bug in the HDD's of laptops using linux and see if you are affected ( I'm not sure this is fixed already. ) Just keep an eye of your Power Cycle Count in S.M.A.R.T. The package you need is smartmontools.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install smartmontools
    And then just use:
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    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda1
    where sda1 is your HDD and look for Power Cycle Count
    I get

    "
    12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 2693

    "

    I can't find a place in the bug list where I can see it that is okay. But do I have the bug then?

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    It's the Load Cycle Count you need to look at, this command is easier:
    Code:
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | egrep '(Load_Cycle_Count|Temperature)'
    Check it now, then check it in an hour. If it's gone up a lot then you may be affected.

    A lot more info on it here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ght=load_cycle


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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    The How-To-Geek http://www.howtogeek.com/tag/ubuntu/ubuntu-tips/

    The final and most influential thing anyone will ever teach you is to be independent of the influence of others.

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceman9 View Post
    he he thank you.

    And now a little question.

    Don't you need to tell me why slackware would be the best distro for a complete new out of the box newbie Linux user?

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    It's the Load Cycle Count you need to look at, this command is easier:
    Code:
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | egrep '(Load_Cycle_Count|Temperature)'
    Check it now, then check it in an hour. If it's gone up a lot then you may be affected.

    A lot more info on it here:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ght=load_cycle


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    thank you

    today my stats are:

    Code:
     
    193 Load_Cycle_Count        0x0032   066   066   000    Old_age   Always       -       348527
    194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       42 (Lifetime Min/Max 11/60)
    I have this hard disk but I can't find anything about max Load_Cycle_Count or Temperature.

    http://www.etech4sale.com/Fujitsu_MH...id-120128.html

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbingDaHood View Post
    he he thank you.

    And now a little question.

    Don't you need to tell me why slackware would be the best distro for a complete new out of the box newbie Linux user?
    lol


    you will find out after you see

    Code:
    Darkstar login:
    it was my first as well and still love it, Pat the Man has learned me some very usefull things

    happy slacking

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    Re: Want to be master of the noble way of linux


    I think this was a joke, as you think of building a distro as a newbie.

    Use Ubuntu for months and months.
    Read this forum. Google.Experiance.

    That is the way to learn Linux (while having fun, too).

    Linux user #107478

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