View Full Version : [ubuntu] Whats the best way to check a disk

September 11th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Have an external HD, usb, that I use for backing up. Thing is I haven't checked it, is this possible?

Crafty Kisses
September 11th, 2008, 05:23 AM
To see if it's like recognized?

September 11th, 2008, 05:27 AM
Open a terminal and post the output of "sudo fdisk -l"

I need to see what file system it is and the device id

September 11th, 2008, 05:38 AM
If you mean checking it for errors, then that depends on the filesystem on the disk.