First off, I only encounter this problem in Ubuntu. I had installed Arch, and everything worked like a miracle.
(Not going to explain why I switched back to Ubuntu)
After logging in, and the desktop loads, I start hearing weird noises from my hard-drive every few minutes. When the noise is constant, that's when my second problem appears.
The second problem is, /home switches from rw (read-write) to ro (read-only), and I can't save any of my files on it. Needless to mention, this only happens to my on Ubuntu.
Few specifications of my laptop:
- HP Pavilion Entertainment PC
- Ubuntu 9.10
# /home was on /dev/sda7 during installation
UUID=bdac632d-2267-478b-8755-bfbdb8b4f904 /home           ext4    defaults        0       2
The only thing I can do to make it stop (for a short while only), is by rebooting into Ubuntu. If anyone knows a solution to it, please do share, for I am running out of options.
I can't simply restart every few minutes, and I have lots to do.