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    my old drive is now defective?!!?

    Per this thread: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2441890 my "old drive is now defective". I don't really have any idea what that means. Can I fix it in the next 12 hours so I can install 20.04, or do I just need to get a new computer?

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    Re: my old drive is now defective?!!?

    Does Amazon deliver in 12 hours?
    Did you try the disk check suggested in that thread?
    UEFI boot install & repair info - Regularly Updated :
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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    Re: my old drive is now defective?!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by anotherChris View Post
    Per this thread: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2441890 my "old drive is now defective". I don't really have any idea what that means.
    Why did you make another thread? Read the last response in your other thread: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....6#post13951326
    It is a bug with the Lubuntu installer. You need to manually create the partitions you want to use to install.

    do I just need to get a new computer?
    At the worst, you would need a new disk/drive. And there is no evidence you need a new drive. The temp sensor issue with the drive may indicate that you need to open the laptop up and clean it out with compressed air. Or it could just be a bogus reading. Look at results of:
    Code:
    sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
    At any rate, with a laptop that old, it's probably a good idea to dust it out anyway. If you can find a cheap 2GB stick of RAM, that would certainly help performance.

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    Re: my old drive is now defective?!!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Pasque View Post
    Why did you make another thread?
    I'm sorry. I was awake all night, falling asleep at the keyboard, and not thinking straight.

    I'm marking this thread as solved. If I can delete it, I will.

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