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Feb
23
comment I/O error, dev sda, sector xxxxxxxxxx
I'm not sure why you tried to run it a second time and mistyped it, but at this point I would suggest running another extended self test and updating your question with this additional information instead of putting it in a comment.
Feb
23
comment Partitioning a 256GB SSD
Question is unclear... why do you think partitioning would be any different on an SSD?
Feb
22
comment I/O error, dev sda, sector xxxxxxxxxx
It is a bit unclear. Have you been having power failures lately? Run sudo dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null count=1 skip=201724230 and see if it complains.
Feb
21
comment Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu
Nothing to do with... did you read it? It covers everything you said here.
Feb
21
comment Setting up LVM Snapshot as a backup/restore point in ubuntu
This isn't a question... also I guess you didn't look very hard; a quick google for "ubuntu lvm snapshot" and the very first thing that comes up is wiki.ubuntu.com/Lvm
Feb
21
comment Can't mount HFS+ drive, bad superblock?
Medium error = dead drive. Or at least somewhat damaged. Check the SMART health status in the disk utility.
Feb
21
comment GPU Temp is weird?
@Braiam, no.. just what I have observed over 8 years of using them under both Windows and Linux.
Feb
21
answered GPU Temp is weird?
Feb
20
comment cannot create a partition table on /dev/sdb
The drive is toast; time to get a new one.
Feb
20
comment how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition?
How to install Windows without a cd would be an entirely different question, and off topic for this site.
Feb
20
comment how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition?
Then install Windows... it will take care of formatting the drive.
Feb
20
comment How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?
You need to do as the message says and set the bios_grub flag.
Feb
20
comment How to resolve the “GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition” error when using boot-repair?
The question is about bios_grub, not EFI.
Feb
20
comment how to umount /dev/sda1 or to change for another partition?
Question does not make sense. You can't unmount the partition the system is on, nor can you "change" it to ntfs. What makes you want to do so?
Feb
20
answered Why do octal permissions start with 40?
Feb
19
answered What does “NOT SUPPORTED” mean?
Feb
19
comment Overheating when using File Roller
Hardware problem... either your fan isn't working or otherwise has airflow blocked, or your system was not designed properly.
Feb
18
comment Desktop hard drive won't spin down according to settings
@sigmabeta, most drives won't accept a time less than 5 minutes, so try using that setting.
Feb
18
comment Desktop hard drive won't spin down according to settings
@sigmabeta, ok, the package is up in my ppa if you want to test it.
Feb
18
comment Desktop hard drive won't spin down according to settings
@sigmabeta, the lower case y is for standby. Theoretically sleep saves a tiny bit more power, but udisks brings the drive out of sleep back to standby anyhow when it tries to update the SMART status every 10 minutes.