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Do I need to replace my hard disk?

I got the same problem - installing ubuntu. My hard disk is also emitting certain weird noise. What other option do i have rather then replacing my HDD? should i try installing ubuntu through USB. If yes how exactly should i go about with it?

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Could you detail what kind of issues you had while installing Ubuntu ? Did the install process stop at some point with some error message ? –  Maxime R. Jan 4 '11 at 7:22
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if the HDD is making noises then it ´s most likely it will eventually die –  Uri Herrera Jan 4 '11 at 8:06
    
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. :) –  Seth Dec 29 '12 at 4:36
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If you think you may have hardware issues with your HDD, you should check it's SMART status. Boot your computer with an Ubuntu LiveCD and check your drive status through Disk Utility (System -> Administration menu).
See this answer for a more detailed explanation.

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From your question I would assume the hard drive has never made any 'weird noise' prior to the installation of Ubuntu - don't panic Ubuntu is probably not the cause... All hard drives have an infinite life and yours is more than likely past it's 50% mark, as Maxime has already posted check it's SMART status and then take action... –  Mark Rooney Jan 4 '11 at 15:30
    
Didn't you meant a finite life ? –  Maxime R. Jan 4 '11 at 20:11
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