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I have seen it before... some kind of system information tool which among other things was giving out some diagnostic info about my hard drives... like number off r/w errors, bad sectors etc. Im on Bodhi linux now which is ubuntu based and doesnt have anything like this installed. Please help me to locate which package I need. Thanks.

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The package is called gnome-disks or gnome-disk-utility.

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Thanks. Thats the one I was loking for! – Evzin Dec 14 '12 at 6:46
@Evzin How to use them at practise? – nazar_art Sep 25 '13 at 19:44

SMART is a usefull utilty (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)

smartctl --smart=on --offlineauto=on --saveauto=on /dev/hda (Enables SMART on first disk)

smartctl --test=long /dev/hda (Executes extended disk self-test)

smartctl --attributes --log=selftest --quietmode=errorsonly /dev/hda (Prints Self-Test & Attribute errors)

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