View Full Version : [ubuntu] IBM Thinkpad R60 Hard Disk Issue. Grinds to a halt.

vincent orange
September 18th, 2008, 08:04 AM
I've searched around but I haven't seem to been able to diagnose my problem.

I'm running Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 on an IBM Thinkpad R60. It's been fine for months but recently seen this problem. I can get to login screen fine but when I login the HHD light constantly stays on and somehow renders the machine unusable. I cannot open programs, I cannot do anything apart from move the cursor around. I've left the machine running for over 6 hours thinking that it might correct itself. It has continued.

It feels that there is heavy I/O but I don't know why or what's causing it.

I've tried to login in text mode and the system is fine, no slowness at all.

The last two things I did was delete about 40Gb's worth or crap and installed Bluedj (which is like this online game thing I was checking out for a friend)

I need some help.