I want to conduct a SMART test on my drive but it was disabled. So, i used
sudo smartctl -s on /dev/sda
but the result was
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [i686-linux-3.2.0-26-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net === START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION === Error SMART Enable failed: scsi error aborted command Smartctl: SMART Enable Failed. A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
How to overcome this problem?