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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Exclamation Routine checks reporting hardware failure?

    Alright, well, you guys know how Ubuntu runs automatic hard-drive checks every few start ups. Well, in the recent two or so scheduled scans, I've noticed that these scans seem to "stop" at a certain point.

    Here's what happens: It runs the scan, the little "updates" at the bottom of the screen flashing by. When it reaches 89%, it stops for about a minute or two. Then, the screen goes black, and I see a message (in white text) about something I can't quite understand... part of it contains a bunch of numbers and letters (hex address of a section of memory?) that goes something like f34s4-failed345s342d-23jse Etc.

    Then the screen "flickers" again, and Ubuntu loads like normal.

    Is this a problem? I haven't noticed any issues with this computer -- it is old, but it doesn't seem any slower than it normally is. My Disk Utility app reports that all of my hard drives are healthy and have passed self-checks.

    Can anyone tell me what's going on?
    -CMF
    Linux N00b (be gentle with me)

  2. #2
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    Mar 2009
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: Routine checks reporting hardware failure?

    I had that happen to me on my old laptop, spoken shortly, whatever is failing the test is dieing.

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