OpenSUSE Install :: Palimpsest/Smartctl Don't Inform Hard Disk Fail?

Jun 27, 2011

I had problems with hard disk failing and bad block informations in smartctl and palimpsest.

After several avaliations a concluded that apps don't show smart informations if a hard disk partition is monted.

When i boot with livecd it shows a failure in the hard disk, but in monted system dont.

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Ubuntu :: LVM With Palimpsest Disk Utility

Apr 3, 2010

I'm working on setting up a new NAS. I installed Karmic desktop on a 160 GB HD using the default settings.

Now I've added three 1TB drives and want to make them a RAID-5 array with LVM on that, and 1 ext4 partition. I want to use LVM so I can add drives and expand the array later.

So far I've been using Disk Utility (Palimpsest Disk Utility) and it's been great! A wonderful addition to Karmic! I got the RAID-5 array setup with no problems using disk utility. So now I have a 2000 GB raid-5 array setup in Disk Utility and I need to get LVM setup.

Problem is: I don't see any sign of LVM in Disk Utility. I've been googling all night and I can't find any documentation for setting up LVM in Disk Utility, just people saying that it's supported.

I tried installing the lvm2 package, rebooting, and then looking around again. No luck.

So, what am I missing? Should there be LVM options in Disk Utility? Where is it? Is there a better/easier way to configure lvm?

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Aug 31, 2011

I've recently added a new hard disk and due to mother board controllers this new hard disk is known as sda.Before that my boot partition was /dev/sda3 and know this changed to sdb3.Whenever grub menu appears and I choose opensuse,it can't find /dev/sda3 .It seems that I should edit menu.lst or change boot loader parameter.something like root (hd1,2).But I don't how I can do this with opensuse boot loader.Though I could do this with CentOS easily.

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Ubuntu :: Damaged Partition With Palimpsest Disk Utility?

Dec 8, 2010

I have a HDD with OS Win with three partitions NTFS.I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on new partition, and I left the old partitions on the disk, because there are a lot of my personal data.When I was looking for how to mount partitions on startup, I was fortuitously to Palimpsest Disk Utility selecting the checkbox on sda2 as a boot, and apply. But I saw that it was wrong and took the check back. And after this was damaged NTFS on the partition sda2. Windows shows the partition as RAW.

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Sep 13, 2011

I would like to test 12.1 M5 on my real hardware, so I have special for this purpose two additional partitions (sda2 (to install milestone) and sda3 (to store installation ISO files)). I am running my stable 11.4 with Grub on sda1.

I do not like to burn DVDs just for short test of one milestone, so I was used to download DVD ISO, to unpack it to sda3 partition with all its files, then I changed Grub to boot install Linux from sda3. Installation complains there is no DVD or CD, then I chose to force installation from hard disk and select sda3 partition and select root directory "/". As I was used to from 11.4 this will start installation as it would be started from DVD.

But I think the problem has appeared since 12.1, where I get message: No repository found. (on sda3 / ), so the installation does not start.

I know this is not official way to install openSuse, but it worked before, and it was fast and easy for me, to install from hard disk.

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Jul 5, 2011

I've used YAST to include a USB hard disk in the export list and mount it to remote machine with NFS. That worked first time the disk was mounted. On the next reboot I saw that the USB disk was mounted again in "/media" but in new folder and its previous folder existed but empty and was mounted with nfs. It seems that first nfs comes mounted in booting time and then USB gets mounted after logging as a user. USB hard disk finds its folder occupied and automatically creates new folder in "/media". What should be done in order to USB hard disk and nfs to be mounted in the same point automatically on the boot ? The second question : When I mount an external disk to be accessible remotely with nfs I get refused to unmount the disk as a USB device. Is it possible to be unmounted as a USB disk done without unmounting it as a nfs as well?

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Jan 18, 2010

I encrypted a harddisk via Disk Utiluty. What alogythm is it encrypted by now? Is it safe? What should I be aware about?

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Feb 13, 2011

Does anybody know details about the integrated benchmark which comes with the disk management utility "palimpsest"? How does it perform the read/write benchmark?

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Aug 30, 2010

Recently I was working on something on my windows partition (on the same HD as opensuse), and all the sudden windows stopped working and I got some bad sectors on my HD.

Now, my opensuse installation is on the same HD as windows, but I need to get rid of that HD soon because it's starting to get worse (and I think opensuse is randomly crashing because of it).

Is there any way to transfer my opensuse parititon/os to another hard drive?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Hard Disk Error -1013?

Mar 13, 2010

I have a qzd notebook with an rdc 1010 flash drive. I have downloaded the new 11.2 version of opensuse and it now recognises it, so thanks for that.Only trouble is I get an error message of:Failure occured during following action: Setting disk label of disk /dev/sda to msdos. System error code was: -1013A little history is required in orderI had windows xp installed to begin with (fool me ay!) and when I installed the adobe flash player 10, it always crashed my internet explorer, so i managed to find flash player 7, which I installed and it worked (kind of; it played videos, but stallingly; although this might be to do with the fact that i was also upgrading to IE 8 at the same time) but after a few seconds of it playing a video the computer reset and the message DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER appears. It seems that this flash player was some kind of virus and I worry that it may of damaged the flash drive, or is it that it's just messed up the MBR.

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.3 - Specify Hard Disk / Cannot Find Repository

Sep 19, 2010

I am new to linux. I am trying to install suse 11.3 on my desktop which has following configuration:

Intel Pentium 4 processor 32 bit
512 mb RAM
80 gb Hard Disk

I made a 20gb partition on my hard disk and formatted it as fat32 for installing suselinux on it. I changed my boot priority and booted the system from the bootable dvd. The problems are:

1). Message is displayed telling to ensure that cd 1 is in the drive. I cannot make out what this means when the dvd is already in the drive. If I press ok same message keeps coming if I press back following occurs.
2). The installation starts and asks for language and keyboard type. Then it asks me to specify the hard disk and then a message is displayed that it cannot find repository.

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Apr 14, 2010

Palimpsest Disk Utility was working fine able to read the SMART status of my hard drives till I rebooted my machine. After rebooting Palimpsest Disk Utility reports SMART is not available. Any way to get it to start working again?

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OpenSUSE Install :: Re-install OpenSUSE From Hard Disk Using The Terminal?

Sep 29, 2010

I'm running openSUSE 11.3 and screwed some things up so that I can't install anything, including UNetbootin. So I decided to completely reinstall. I'm limited to using my hard drive as there's no CD/DVD or floppy drives installed on the machine and BIOS does not support booting from USB.

I found these instructions - Install any Linux distro directly from hard disk without burning any DVD - Just Another Linux Lover Blog

From the terminal enter these commands

sudo mkdir /distro
sudo chmod `whoami`:`whoami`
cp MYLINUX.iso /distro/distro.iso
Now extract Linux_kernel & Ram_disk to /distro#
Open /boot/grub/menu.lst
#ADD NEW ENTRY#
title Install Linux
root (hdX,X)
kernel /distro/Linux_kernel
initrd /distro/Ram_disk

Reboot and select "Install Linux" from grub. Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Creating the folder "distro" on root was easy and went smoothly. I can't seem to make the second 'whoami' command work, though. I copied-and-pasted "sudo chmod `whoami`:`whoami`" into the terminal. It asks me for the root password, I enter that and then get

chmod: missing operand after `holly:holly'
Try `chmod --help' for more information.

I didn't see anyone reply in the comments of that page saying they had trouble with it, so I think I'm just being an idiot. One person did suggest adding distro at the end on another page and it gets me

chmod: invalid mode: `holly:holly'
Try `chmod --help' for more information.

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Aug 31, 2010

I've recently installed openSUSE 11.3 with GNOME When I was working on desktop settings, it locked itself, and it doesn't accept password I set during installation. I know that password is right, because it worked in YaST.

How to solve this problem without loosing any files? I haven't done backup... Is it possible to reinstall system, without formatting hard disk, and loosing files?

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Jan 16, 2010

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Jul 2, 2010

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OpenSUSE Install :: Boot Menu Bug – Hard Disk Arrangement – Doesn’t Play Nicely With Windows

Nov 16, 2010

i come from ubuntu installation and i have had opensuse before and i remember installing any of thede two without any problem on any of many harddisk arrangement. but thge ltest opensuse 11.3 doesnt pllay nice with my windows and ubuntu installation booting. i reember using boot loader in yast and it used to load the coorect setting from scratch. but now when i chose "propose new configuration" and it founds opensuse and three other windows!

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Fedora Installation :: Fail To Install Hard Drive - 12

Apr 19, 2010

I try to install Fedora 12 from CD.

The CD is booted fine, but when i press on "Install to Hard Drive" icon, its not starting installation.

in the /var/log/messages i can see the following: localhost dbus" Can't send audit system: USER_AVC avc: received setenforce notice (enforcing=1).....

I use Dell latitude 110L.

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Hard Disk Frequent Head Unloads - Disk Clicking Whilst Idle?

Jun 2, 2010

I created a thread about a problem a I had with my hard disk clicking whilst idle little while ago and I may now have stumbled upon a possible solution. The strange thing with the problem is that Ubuntu/Kubuntu didn't cause this problem but Opensuse 11.2 does.

I installed Fedora 13 to have a glimpse of what all the fuss was about and noticed that I had the same problem (hard disk clicking whilst idle ~ every 20 secs or so). Now there's a wiki on this subject and a few bug reports: [url]

Problem Description

Some ATA harddrives perform very frequent head unloads under Linux significantly shortening their lifespans. Root cause

The inactivity timer for head unload is configured too aggressively either via ATA APM (Advanced Power Management) feature or other non-standard means. Such aggressive settings are very fragile to changes in IO pattern and under Linux many such drives unload their heads only to re-load them shortly. Note that this relentless unloading/reloading cycle can also be triggered under Windows by installing programs which can alter the IO pattern (e.g. certain vaccine programs which runs in background).

Now two of the listed models with this problem are basically identical to my model (Dell Inspiron 1520) and basically share the same hardware: Dell Vostro 1500 and XPS 1520.

The workaround listed is to:

set APM to 254

Furthermore, there is a script: Storage-Fixup which can also be downloaded from opensuse software search. Indeed there is a report of this for a Vostro 1500: Gmane Loom

The report suggests looking at: Disk Power Management - openSUSE which lists a method to create a configuration file to management disk power management:

My question is whether I could download the storage-fixup rpm [url] has a description of it and it can be found: Software.openSUSE.org) and install it to (hopefully) solve the issue or should I follow the method given in: Disk Power Management - openSUSE

to set APM to 254:

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OpenSUSE Install :: Install From DVD/Hard Disk "No Repository Found"?

Apr 3, 2011

Alright, first I burned the image I download to a DVD, first DVD didn't work, but second one did, got to the installation process where it probes everything... and at the end it said "Repository Not Found"..So I copied the image to my external hard drive..And went to install from Hard drive...did the director of the image by just putting openSUSE-11.4-DVD... etc...because it already does hd:I had tried F: before, and it didnt work either..And yet again, I get "repository not found"....btw, THIS IS FROM CLEAN INSTALL< I HAD TO ERASE XP and the external is a NTFS hard drive with about 12 gb's free.

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Apr 8, 2009

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

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OpenSUSE Install :: Setups Not To Run In "GRUB Hard Disk Error"

Dec 18, 2009

In terms of hard disk failure when using raid 1 setup,how important is to use one of the following (example) partition setups not to run in "GRUB hard disk error" if one of the disks fails.Which method is prefered? To make "boot" partition or not?

1st:
* /boot 100 MB
* /swap 1GB
* / 10 GB
* /home (the rest of the hard disk)

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Sep 23, 2010

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Jul 7, 2009

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.

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May 14, 2010

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?

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Jun 21, 2011

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:

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Apr 6, 2010

If you have a hard disk image (including partition table, multiple partitions,...), is it possible to let Linux treat it as a regular hard disk?

By "regular hard disk" I mean I would like to have the image show up as, for instance, /dev/hdx and its partitions as /dev/hdx1,...

(I know I can mount one of the partitions in the image using "mount -o loop,offset=x ..." but I don't really like this option.)

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Jul 17, 2010

I set my storage hard disk to auto-mount at start up, using fstab options, but sometimes (when my computer has been on for awhile) the storage hard disk will unmount by itself....any ideas?I have already tried replacing the hard disk multiple times, and I switched from Kubuntu to Opensuse. (partially because of this).This occurance only appears after I have had the hard disk for awhile. (Western Digital Caviar Green series)
I do plan to upgrade to OpenSuse 11.3.

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Oct 26, 2010

Sometimes it may be necessary, or just convenient, to install Fedora from the DVD ISO file located on a local hard drive. The method I describe here does that, with two requirements. It uses GRUB4DOS, and the necessary files must be located on a FAT32 or EXT2/3/4 partition. Create the new partition and name it "FEDORA". It does not need to be a primary partition, and can be deleted later. An existing partition can also be used, but you will either need to change it's name as shown or put the correct name in the kernel line of the menu.lst file when that is created in step 5.

Use your favorite ISO program to open or mount the the DVD ISO image file and extract the /images directory to the root of the partition. Copy the DVD ISO image file to the root directory of the partition. Prepare a method to boot GRUB4DOS. See the following GRUB4DOS tutorial page for details about that task. [URL] Create a menu.lst file for GRUB4DOS with the following lines and place it in the appropriate location for your installation of GRUB4DOS.

Code:
title F13 DVD Install
find --set-root /Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso
map /Fedora-13-i386-DVD.iso (hd32)
map --hook
root (hd32)
kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz repo=hd:LABEL="FEDORA":/
initrd /isolinux/initrd.img
Now just boot GRUB4DOS, select "F13 DVD Install" from the menu, and install away!

For the GRUB4DOS direct-mapping to work, the ISO file cannot be fragmented. If the partition is fresh (newly created), that shouldn't be a problem. However, using an existing partition will likely fragment the file, and you'll need to defragment it with a Windows utility (FAT32) first. I've actually only done this on FAT32, but EXT should work too, theoretically... Translation - use FAT32 on a new partition.

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Apr 24, 2011

Acer Travelmate laptop, 1.3GHz Pentium M, 12MB Ram.pensuse 11.4 (upgraded from 11.3)Vanilla install, not running anything special, always startup and shutdown from scratch, never sleepFor several minutes after KDE appears and I open an app (any app, e.g. Chrome) the hard disk is going nuts. WTF is it doing and how do I stop it? Also some programs take years to start, e.g. digicam took TEN minutes the other day even after waiting a while after booting, the disk thrashing the whole time. But in 11.3 it started almost instantly.

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