Ubuntu :: Gdu Notification Daemon- Disk Failure Is Imminent.Reallocated Sector Count Failing

Jul 31, 2011

After installing Ubuntu on my computer separately its giving "gdu notification daemon- Disk failure is imminent.Reallocated sector count failing.

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Fedora :: Hard Drive Reallocated Sector Count Errors?

Jul 10, 2009

I just upgraded to Fedora 11. (I decided to give 64bit a try and I am extremely impressed.Not one problem at all! Kudos to the devs.) Whenever I log in I get the Palimpsest Disk Utility telling me two of my hard drives have a reallocated sector count.I have two 1.5Tb Seagate drives (model #: ST31500341AS). One is a backup of the other. On the first disk the disk utility tells me I have 22 reallocated sectors and 53 on the second. I've been on Google on discovered that there is no easy way to fix this and that a few bad sectors are okay but too many is a sign of imminent drive failure. This obviously concerns me because both my main drive and its backup are showing errors.

I went to Seagate's website and downloaded their diagnostic software (Seatools for DOS) and it passed both of these drives.So, questions: is it possible that Fedora is giving me a false positive? If not, is 22 and 53 sectors something to be concerned about? If so, should I contact Seagate and see if I can pull warranty on these drives? Is there a way to repair this damage?

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Fedora :: Overheating And Bad Hard Drive - Warning "reallocated Sector Count"

Aug 3, 2009

Upon installing Fedora on my Samsung NC10, I loved it. It feels stable and isn't cluttered with pointless apps. However I was immediately greeted by Palimsest Disk Utility warning me that the 'reallocated sector count' on my hard drive is going bad. I'm not too sure what any of it means but here's the statistics;

ID: 5
Attribute: Reallocated Sector Count
Current: 100
Worst: 100
Threshold: 10
Value: 1 sector
Status: failing
type: pre-fail
status: updates

It also says the temperature is 46 degrees yet the netbook's taken to being very, very hot around the touchpad and under the hard drive.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Possible Hard Disk Failure Imminent?

Apr 20, 2010

[System: OpenSuSE 11.0 , kernel, athlon i386] I've recently begun to have problems with my Sata Hitachi disk drive; it stores all my documents and music etc. I've only begun to notice these problems when I installed the Ex2 IFS driver for Windows so I could access my data (read only) from my Windows disk. However, the problem is not exclusive to Windows; Windows blue-screens when the Sata link goes down, but SuSE attempts to re-establish a link. Here's the dmesg output (only includes output relevant to disk activity). I've also run smartcl on the disk, here's the output. Note that the output says that it's soft-resetting the link. Any clues as to what this may infer? Also, the system has sometimes failed to boot as it sees the disk as corrupted and asks me to perform a fsck, which rewrites the journal (although this may or may not have been down to the aforementioned driver possibly not playing nice with the journal, even though it is in read only mode) and restores the disk to working order.

I can have periods of days where the disk works perfectly fine on both Windows and SusE, and random events where the disk link goes down for some reason. The situation seems to be remedied by me physically pushing the Sata cable into the disk and motherboard., and returns when the computer tower is subject to a considerable vibration from a slight knock et cetera. On the other hand, this may be a power problem, some ends on a rail are faulty on my PSU and will only give power to my optical drives if they are positioned in a certain angle, although this is probably less likely as the disks don't go offline, just the link.

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Hardware :: 'Disk Failure Is Imminent' - Error Message

Oct 13, 2010

Although I have been running Ubuntu for about 1 year I still regard myself as a Newbee! I have got away with not knowing anything about the Terminal or Command Lines. I am happy with Ubuntu and have become familiar with the OS and all the software I require. However, I have started to receive an error message which states, DISK FAILURE IS IMMINENT Does this really mean that my hard disk needs to be replaced or could there be something else that needs "tweeking"? I am running two operating systems: Ubuntu 10.4 and Windows Vista - but am using Ubuntu about 99% of the time. Everything is running OK except for the error message. What is the best approach to address the issue?

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General :: RAID Disk Failure Interrupt Notification?

Apr 4, 2010

I have installed a Fedora Core 12 Linux system onto a RAID 1 file system. I now need a way of getting an notification if the disk fails. Is there an SNMP MIB that covers Intel RAID? I have done the searching but still the answer alludes me.

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Ubuntu :: Warning - Hard Drive Failure Is Imminent ?

Oct 3, 2010

I was testing out Ubuntu 10.04 on both the a desktop and a laptop (both HP...I don't remember the particular models but if asked I will find out). It worked fine on the desktop. When I booted the laptop with Ubuntu it worked fine. When I tried to connect it to the internet it seemed to go okay. I mean it asked for the network password and everything. But as soon as the signal was recognized I got a warning that said "Hard drive failure is imminent."

Now this laptop has gone through problems before. I don't know the extents because it's a family laptop and I rarely use it (it's super slow. It used to run Vista but now it runs XP and it's slow regardless). I think the hard drive may have been replaced at one point of another and it has had to be re installed numerous times before. And the way it is used leads me to believe that there is not a lot of space left in that hard drive. So that may have been the issue.

But I want to make sure it is a hardware problem and not something that will happen on the device I eventually decide to install Ubuntu on. How to understand why the hard drive would fail when the live CD doesn't actively use the hard drive, at least not the way it would if it had been installed in the hard drive.

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General :: Imminent Drive Failure And Low Level Format?

Jan 5, 2010

i had encounter 1 of my pc ide harddisk suddenly failed.it shows me imminent drive failure, replace by new disk, backup your data. this message shows at boot or startup during bios process.there was ntfs c/d drive partition and i install windowsxp+ubuntu over windows as testing purpose. running fine slowly i found the hard disk response very slow. at last it is dead.now it shows hard disk via various utilities like gparted, booting.but i want to know, can we do low level formatting, what are the benefits of this. what tools r best to do recovery hard disk or repair harddisk. disk partition utility usualy do not have this features. is there any way to recover such hard disk that still shown or appear on screen, but no data, since i found it wipe out eveyrthing from drive

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Server :: SSHD Daemon Is Failing

Jun 29, 2011

I have a Redhat fedora core release 6 ( server and form time to time ssh fails although I am still able to ping the device and with a reboot the device will start working correctly so upon further investigation it appears the sshd daemon fails.Not knowing a great deal about Linux I thought I would ask some advice on the path I am thinking of taking. The first would be to put an entry in the cron to try and start the ssdh every hour or so. Would this cause issues in the long term run it multiple times when the sshd daemon was still running?

The Second though I had was having a bash script to check if the process was running and if not restarts it and if it was just exit the program which would seem like a neater way to do it but this is where my limited Linux knowledge hits a wall so was looking for suggestion on how to implement this?

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Fedora :: Notify OSD On 14 Or Notification Daemon Themes?

Feb 6, 2011

is there any way i can get Ubuntu's Notify OSD on Fedora 14? or at least get some nicer themes for notification-daemon?

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Ubuntu :: Not Getting Background Daemon Statup Service Notification Message Box

Jun 22, 2011

I have created a script named ssh_inotify.sh to check /var/log/auth.log log file for newly started ssh session and display a question message box. This script uses inotifywait to monitor this above log file for modify file event and zenity to create question message boxes.Now i have created a startup service config file named ssh_inotify under /etc/init.d folder and placed the script ssh_inotify.sh under /usr/sbin and chmod this script to be executable.

The service config file ssh_inotify uses start-stop-daemon to run this script as background process.Now theproblem is that when i start this service using sudo service ssh_inotify start, the service is started, I can confirm this using ps -A | grep ssh_inotify also i can check for the PID associated with it under /var/run/ssh_inotify.pid. Now when i ssh to my machine, i do not get the question message box, I am writing in log file and in that i can see that the message under cancel button option for question message box is getting printed.This script runs perfectly when run directly or using start-stop-daemon command directly (exact command as typed in service config file above) on terminal, but not when this same command is executed using service file.Can someone please suggest me the solution and reason for such behavior when same command executed under different mode (using service or directly from terminal).If you guys require code, i can attach the files (currently i am in office so don't have access to these files.)

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Debian Hardware :: Unusual System Failure - Hard Drive Bad Sector

Sep 11, 2015

It all started about a week after upgrading to Jessie and I had an unusual system failure, in that the CPU went to 100% usage and the hard drive light was on constantly. The keyboard and mouse were were non-responsive. Not having REISUB enabled I did the "stupid" thing and pushed the reset button on the computer. BAD BOY! As a result the computer would not boot and I had to use a live CD to format the drive and install Wheezy (I had the CD).

After installing Wheezy, everything worked well for about 3 days and then it did the same thing. Fortunately I had REISUB enabled and was able to reboot. I looked at the syslog and found a segfault with colord-sane and, after some research that suggested colord-sane might be a problem, I set UseSane=1 in colord.conf . Things seemed to be okay for about 4 days.

Well, after all that I had another problem today with booting. During boot I got an error message saying that there was some hard drive problem and that I needed to log in and run fsck, which I did . There were I believe 4 INODE errors that I was asked if I wanted to repair, to which I responded yes. After that the system booted correctly. After booting and entering the Gnome Classic desktop I looked at the Disk Utility and checked the SMART data. There is now 1 bad sector where before there were none. The drive is a one year old WD 500GB Velociraptor.

Don't know if this is relevant, but in the days before this latest "crash" I had downloaded about 8 movies using bittorrent. Could this have overtaxed the HDD?

I guess my questions are: When fsck "repaired" the disk would it have moved any data from the bad sector to a new location? What may have caused the sector to go bad ? Should I be buying a new hard drive?

The system seems to boot okay,at this time, so I assume that no critical system files were affected. Just curious as to how I should proceed. First is BACK UP my data. Got that !

One more thing I just thought of is that every time it "crashed", I was using LXDE.

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Debian Multimedia :: Notification-daemon Stopped Displaying ?

Aug 1, 2011

My notification-daemon stopped displaying the notification bubble using the position hint provided in notify-send, the notification is always displayed in upper right corner of the screen.

Example of the command line with the position hints: notify-send --hint int:x:500 -h int:y:500 asdf

I'm on Debian unstable, amd64.

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Security :: Count The Failure Root Login Attempts?

Apr 1, 2011

I want to count the failure root login attempts so that do an action when the user faild to login as root for three consecutive times (like log a line in syslog).

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Slackware :: Cannot Install Notification-daemon - Libdbus-glib Error

May 7, 2011

I have slackware 64 13.37 Kernel I am trying to install notifcation daemon so I can use notify-send. I am trying to install the package notification-daemon, via sbopkg using the 13.37 repository. I have installed dependencies: ORBit2, GConf, libsexy.I hit this error during installation of notification-daemon.

/usr/lib/libdbus-glib-1.so: could not read symbols: File in wrong format
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

I did previously have gsb gnome 3 installed, but removed that and then lost notify-send.

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General :: Avahi Daemon Failure

Apr 15, 2010

i am running a sabayon linux system 5.0 when i attempt to log in onto my user account it fades back to log in page. i attempted to log in on the console and it still wont do so, but the avahi daemon does have two exclamation points in red which signifies to my mind an issue with avahi.

i log in as root and the computer opens...i go to system and it says the avahi daemon is not activating..my question... do i need the avahi daemon or is it redundant?would removing avahi damage the over all operating of my computer or should i have a geek reconfigure it

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Ubuntu :: Email Delivery Status Notification Failure

Feb 11, 2010

My EeePC used to be called 'machine', but some time ago I renamed it 'deimos'. There's been no problem with this for ages; but today I got an email 'Delivery Status Notification (Failure)' - because of a failed job, Anacron had tried to send a message to 'root@machine'. I've checked /etc/hosts and /etc/hostname, and in both locations the computer's name is correctly configured as 'deimos'. Where else should I look?

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General :: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)

Aug 9, 2010

OMG, something went wrong with my email notifications in nagios. Just when i thought i have successfully set it up..Suddenly, just so suddenly it failed. x_x I got the mail below:


Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 #5.1.0 Address rejected root@server.com (state 14).

Received: by with SMTP id h1mr16785732wac.203.1281263841711;
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 03:37:21 -0700 (PDT)
Return-Path: <layleng91@gmail.com>
Received: from ubuntu (bb119-74-182-12.singnet.com.sg [])


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Ubuntu :: Disk Formatted In Error - Boot Sector Repair

Nov 20, 2010

I was using the disk utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and wanted to make by 500GB external NTFS formatted USB drive into 1 x 50GB FAT32 and 1 x 450GB NTFS. I clicked the option that said format or create a partition and it basically wiped the whole thing in a split second leaving me with 500GB of seemingly empty space. Obviously the files are still there but I cannot boot the drive to view anything. I have downloaded testdisk, but don't know how to use it, but I am sure there is a relatively simple solution here. I am currently repairing the boot sector of the drive as Test Disk showed the drive as "no type" i.e. not FAT/NTFS/ext4 etc., but shows the correct amount of used space though, but I cannot view anything err go, I cannot use the undelete command as yet.

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Programming :: Small C++ Project - Disk Sector Viewer?

Jun 2, 2011

I have a small project that I am trying to do for my job to help us out. Basically, I need to make a tool that lets me view all the sectors of a hard drive in hexadecimal format to make sure they are all zero after a low-level format. I need it to be very minimal, and display the data in a way that I can scroll down and skim through the sectors. Doesn't have to be pretty, just functional.I need it to do more things down the road, but this is the first hurdle I need to overcome. I would like to create a GUI interface so it looks nice, but first I am only concerned with the sector viewing function. I am not entirely sure where I should start.

I see there is a tool called dd I could use to read the hard drive and I am wondering if I need to use that, or if I can just open /dev/hda as a file and be able to view all the sectors that way.Also, just to clarify, I am wanting to write this tool for linux,specifically DSL. I need it to be a very small distribution that can be loaded quickly from a usb drive, cd, or over the network with PXE.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Installing On External 1tb Disk With 4096 Sector Size?

Dec 9, 2010

In the past I have been able to succesfully install ubuntu on several external usb drives with up to 500gb in size.Now I am trying to install a copy of ubuntu 10.10 on an external usb iomega 1tb eGo drive but I am having major issues.The installer reports the total disk size as only 124 gb, instead of the 998gb that gParted reports for the same disk. Proceeding with "use the full disk" installs ok, but it doesn't boot.Grub2 reports that it cannot find the kernel.After some desperate attempts to repartition and after some googling I think that the issue may be with the sector size, which fdisk -l reports as 4096kb (all my other drivers report 512kb) and I have the impression that linux is not ready for it (or I lack the knowledge, which seems more likely).I have also tried to install fedora 14. This distribution reports the correct disk size, installs properly, but again, it cannot boot (Fedora uses grub, not grub2), with a very similar message to the grub2 installer.Because of the way I work, I need my external usb drive to be able to boot linux. And I find it difficult to believe that linux doesn't handle 4096kb sector disks, so here I am asking for help . Please note I am not a linux expert.

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Hardware :: How To Move Boot Sector From SCSI To SATA Disk

Jul 5, 2010

I have three disk in my system. One SATA (250GB) and two SCSI (73GB) disks. The Two SCSI disks were installed originally and RHEL3 is installed on it. The SATA disk is installed a few years later with RHEL5. As you can see below, the boot sector is still on one of the SCSI disks (sdb1).

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1 236545184 15259760 209075624 7% /
/dev/sdc2 68539636 4578792 60479160 8% /users
/dev/sdb1 101089 26847 69023 29% /boot
/dev/sdb3 68437272 36963704 27997104 57% /RHEL3U7
tmpfs 2025916 652 2025264 1% /dev/shm

How I can move the boot sector from the SCSI disk (sdb) to the SATA disk (sda) without losing data and without re-installation?

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Hardware :: SMARTD Reported Disk Sector Read Error

Oct 27, 2010

2 months ago, I built a dedicated backup server using 4 2TB SATA drives for software RAID5 (6TB total). A few days ago, smartd sent out mail saying it found an unreadable sector on one of the drives. I ran selftest using smartctl and the error persisted. So far, neither software RAID nor ext4fs running on top of the RAID volume have reported errors.

MOST OPTIMISTIC: It is normal to have a few bad sectors among billions. Software RAID takes care of alternatives. Keep using the system until RAID spits a more serious warning in the future.

MOST PESSIMISTIC: It is a really bad sign to lead a disaster. No good disk drive should have bad sectors especially when it is only 2 months old. The error is simply not detected by software RAID and ext4. Replace the drive immediately and return the bad drive to the supplier.

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General :: Bootable Partition Start From Sector 1 On Hard Disk?

Dec 20, 2010

Should the first bootable partition start from sector 1 on a hard disk? or Can it be created anywhere on the disk? I am using fdisk to create the bootable partition.

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Oct 16, 2009

my Fedora 11 system is not starting anylonger. It stops with the message:


VFS: Can't find ext4 filesystem on dev dm-0

The system told me since a while, that a lot of the sectors of one disk of the (software) RAID compound are failed already. So tried to disconnect each of the disks and start them separately. Unfortunaltly this is not working (for one its is not working at all, the other wents the same far as with both), when I tried to recover the system with the Fedora DVD, it said no distribution found. I am quite new and do not know so much about linux system, so i do not know what further information you could need. Maybe it can be important, that both disks are encryped (the system wents so far, that I can type in the password).

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Apr 12, 2010

Is there any hope of getting a WD10EARS 4k-sector disk to work properly as a secondary under Etch? Just wondered if anyone had a fix before I RMA and return it as "Not suitable for purpose" WD say it should be OK with linux. But it ain't. It gives very poor perfromance, with a lot of hesitation. The issue is apparently one of sector boundaries, but the exact details are extremely complex.

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Fedora :: Keep Getting "A Hard Disk Is Failing" Warnings From The Disk Utility

Jun 8, 2011

I am on F15 32-bit with GNOME 3. I keep getting "A Hard Disk Is Failing" warnings from the Disk Utility, very frequently. Is this a serious issue? Because I knew this to be a bug in Palimpsest DU back in F13/14. Also how can I disable any notifications from this application?

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General :: Cannot Mount Hard Disk: Block Count Exceeds Size Of Device

May 11, 2011

I have one hard disk (call her HDA) that contains nothing but a single ext4 partition containing a backup of all my important data. Last night I did a clean install of Ubuntu 10.10 on my primary hard disk (call her HDB) and from there proceeded to upgrade directly to Ubuntu 11.04 upgrade. In 10.10, I was able to read HDA just fine. However after the upgrade, I can no longer mount this drive. When mounting from file browser:


Error mounting: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda,missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so The end of dmesg said the following:


dmesg | tail
[ 82.130904] EXT4-fs (sda): bad geometry: block count 122096646 exceeds size of device (122096381 blocks)

my hard disk has a block count greater than the size of my device. I've done my background searching on this and tried a command line utility I've never heard of before:


# sudo e2fsck /dev/sda
e2fsck 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 122096646 blocks
The physical size of the device is 122096381 blocks


this is as far as I've gotten. This drive holds over a decade's worth of work for me and is extremely valuable. I really didn't think that the Ubuntu upgrade process would mess with this drive, seeing as the Ubuntu install was contained on an entirely different drive. What is it that I need to do to restore my drive to working status?

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Jan 18, 2011

How to diagnose a possibly failing harddisk. This is the system disk of a Windows XP machine that will not boot. It gets to the "progress bar" that runs across the screen a few times but then it always stops in the same spot. If I boot from a live Ubuntu CD what tools should I use to find out if the disk itself is failing? The disk is under warranty but if I take it to the shop and the problem turns out to be software errors then I have to pay so I want to be sure what is going on before going there..

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Programming :: DBD::mysql::st Execute Failed: Column Count Doesn't Match Value Count At Row 1

Feb 24, 2010

I have the following perl/DBI script:


use DBI;
my ($db, $user, $pw) = ('dbname', '****', '***********');
my $dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:$db",$user,$pw) or die "Cannot connect to $db: $DBI::errstr


The error message is

[Wed Feb 24 13:03:27 2010] myscript.cgi: DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Column count doesn't match value count at row 1 at myscript.cgi. [Wed Feb 24 13:03:27 2010] myscript.cgi: DBI::db=HASH(0x8a30c60)->errstr

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