Debian Hardware :: Hard Disk Click Sound When Turn Off The Computer?
Oct 11, 2010
I have installed Debian Squeeze on my Laptop. Everything seems to start to work fine. The only think I am not sure is the hard disk click sound only when I shut down the computer. It happens right before the power is totally cutoff. I normally do not have this sound. I presume that this maybe due to the fact that the head goes back to original position but I am not sure. Is this normal?
I vaguely remember in 8.04 and 9.04, there was a way to set a preference so that when I clicked on Shut Down, the computer would shut down without asking me if I was sure. But I can't remember how I set this preference, and much clicking on the panel and the Turn off button hasn't revealed how I do this thingSo: is it still possible, in 10.04, to set things up so I can shut down without having to reply to a pesky dialogue asking me if I'm sure? How do I go about setting that preference?
When turn off the computer he is half-second off, and then immediately the same turn himself again. Such problems with Lenny, OpenSolaris 2009.06, Windows and Ubuntu 9.04 was not. Noticed on Debian 6.0, Ubuntu 10.04 and above, OpenSUSE 11.4. And only on my computer. How do I fix this?
The hard drive is accessed every few seconds with OpenSUSE and when it is there is a click sound when it is first accessed. I have other distros which dont make the clicking sound when they access the hard drive. I need to prevent opensuse from making the click sound when it does whatever it's doing. Im not even sure what it's doing or what settings to change, and most importantly how do i make it not click? Maybe i could copy settings over from another distro if i knew which settings to replace.
After I burn the DVD image, I put the disc on the computer and boot. The installation screen appears, the acknowledgement screen appears, then the installation checks my system and gives me a yast window with an error about something related to URLs and repositories. I cannot continue with the installation.
I am 100% new at this and thought it would be as easy as installing ubuntu (which I installed on a laptop and works flawlessly).I am trying distros and opensuse is compatible with my video card right out of the box apparently, so that's why I chose it for my desktop.Do I need to copy the dvd image to the hard disk of the computer I want to install opensuse on, and use the dvd to boot as well?
I have a Western Digital 1Tb WD10EAVS Caviar Gp Hard Drive. It does not have an operating system installed but it have alot of my important files. The hard drive began making a clicking sound and when I boot up my computer I see my other drives and the sata slot for that drive remains blank. Can any one help me recover or fix my hard drive
after installing Ubuntu on one WD 500 GB hard disk and after making mistake and pasting wrong code into Terminal:my OTHER WD 500 GB hard disk that was also in the system (I guess it was "hd1") - died.The problem must be, I guess, I typed wrong code: "hd1,1" instead of "hd0,0".)500 GB (NTFS) of data was on that other (non-Ubuntu) hard disk, and now I can not access it anymore. While booting, system gives "Hard Disk Error" warning and stops.One again: I installed Ubuntu od one hard disk and at the end of instalation I pasted wrong code for GRUB, giving address of another hard disk. Now that other hard disk has error and will not work
I have a sata 320 gb with mandriva linux 2009.1 on it.And it is what curently atached to my cpu. It is shown as 'sda' in the partition table.I also have another 40gb hard disk with windows xp installed on it.It is shown as 'hda' in the partition table . Now what i want to do is attach this 40gb hard disk to my pc and configure grub on my 320gb hard disk('sda') so as to boot windows xp(which is residing on the second hard disk,'hda')Can anyone tell me if what im doing is feasible or not? If it is feasible,can anyone suggest me how to get it working. I know i just need to add 2-3 lines to my grub.conf, but dont know what exactly i need to write.
I had a dual boot (windows 7 + debian), both of them installed in my internal hard disk, with the GRUB in it. I have recently installed a second linux distro (mint), but I put it in an external hard disk. Now the GRUB allows me to boot any of the three operating systems, but I need the external disk to do it. It seems that after the mint installation the GRUB is now working from the external disk (if the external disk is not connected, the machine does not boot.) �Is there a way to change the location of the GRUB, to the internal hard disk of my laptop?
I was using Terminal and browsing a directory in my home folder. My "home" directory is located on "/dev/sdb1". When in Terminal I typed "ls" in one of my directories and the output was garbage. The output didn't show the files in the directory. I think it said something like, "input/output error". Unfortunately, I didn't write the exact error down. Instead I rebooted.The hard disk with the problem is:
Code: $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb [sudo] password for brian:
Debian and debian based distros issue has a issue that has come to make it self aware to me when I was trying to burn a video on my hard drive with braseo and it won't let me burn more than 4.4 gigs to a dvd with 4.7 gigs of free space even a file that is over the 4.4 gig limit by a megabyte with windows i didn't have this problem. One more thing I have 16 gig flash drive and on debian and debian based distros i can only use 13.1 gigs of it but on fedora I can use all 16 gigs.
I installed an OS on the second hard-disk/partition3 (/dev/sdb3; OS was FreeBSD). Added the entry and when i boot: nothing. I choose the OS from grub's menu, the list of choices vanishes, the background image stays, and there it hangs. It hangs until i hit: ctrl+alt+backspace. I have thought: to hell with it, and installed Debian/Lenny. Same problem (OH!).
I also installed the boot-loader to the second disk (/dev/sdb), hit F11 after the BIOS-screen and chosen the second hard-disk to boot from: a similar problem. It hangs, and the keyboard is "dead". I am clueless what to check for (i checked the general culprits, but with UUID its all a bit of a mess. I would say it looks good, but wouldn't bet on it) Anyone ever heard of something like that? Without error message its not easy to use the amazing Google. I do a bit of grub-troubleshooting, usually it works, but usually i get error-messages.
I made two threads about it, in case they contain useful info, here they are: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... sd-827059/ http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=17021
I am trying a network install of debian 6.0 by dumping the contents of a DVD onto my local http server. For some reason the Western Digital 80 GB pata HDD doesn't get detected when I click on 'detect disk', I even tried with a SATA, no luck.
In my top right corner I got all my Ubuntu appindicators that come with Ubuntu 11.04. I also have Dropbox, caffeine and screenlets. Problem is that I cant click on dropbox, caffeine, battery indicator, wlan or sound indicator until I first click on messages menu and slide over to appindicator that I need. When screenlets appindicator is not present there is no problem. Its the same when I had Jupiter installed.
I just bought a Toshiba Satellite (sorry, don' t know the model number) and I've got Debian testing/unstable on it...the sound was working fine until, suddenly, it stopped working. I've been on the Internet for hours looking at sites and trying things, but to no avail. I have no clue what's going on. ALSA is installed, the proper device files are present in /dev, lspci shows the sound card.....and yet no sound. It's a new computer! This shouldn't be happening!
Here's the relevant output of cat /dev/sndstat
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.21 emulation code) Kernel: Linux JamesM 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Jun 1 04:34:03 UTC 2010 x86_64 Config options: 0 Installed drivers:
I have a Samsung R430 Notebook with debian 6 installed, Nvidia drivers installed... and i'm having troubles with my system... often freezes when i unmount my Hitachi 500GB USB external hard drive.. i got no response from my machine, even with Ctrl+Alt+F1 to enter console mode and reboot from there, just have to shutdown or disconnect my notebook in the bad way.i dont think that is hardware, cause i have installed Windows 7 as well with dual-boot and no problems so far...
cant attach mi mesagge log at this point because the forum doesnt allow me to do that, but if you want to help me i can send that to your e-mail or something.
I have a system with Windows installed. Now I got a second hard disk on which I want to install Debian. After installation I have a dual boot system or I have to manually configure GRUB? Thnak you and I'm sorry fo my inexperience.
I have old hard disk with broken DMA. When linux boots, it tries to enable DMA, fails, tries again... It tries to enable DMA several times, then disables DMA and boots. But it tries to enable DMA for nearly 3-4 minutes. How can I say linux to not try to enable DMA for this hard disk? System is installed on another hard disk that works great. Old hard disk is used only for not frequently used data.
Just loaded Squeeze (KDE) onto a partition on my desktop and am a bit alarmed by the disk thrashing thats going on? Damn light on constantly. if I didn't know better I'd think I was using Vista. Is this something to do with 'nepomukservices' that seems to be taking a fair amount of cpu time? Not used to KDE 4 so maybe this is normal.
I am running a Debian/Linux "Lenny" dual boot system and when I try to open my WD passport storage device I get: Cannot mount volume. Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume "My Passport".