I have been trying to install Ubuntu for 2 days, it seems problem with my hard disks. Gparted shows Input/output error during read on /dev/sda.


I had a dual booted system, both OS was unabled to start, then I formatted whole hard drive then start using Ubuntu, 2 days ago I ran a program in jupyter notebook which used my 100% CPU and 86% RAM while running. PC got slow very hot that time. So I rebooted but it starts failing. Then I tried to install ubuntu again! which was unsuccessful cause it partition can't be done. Then I tried with one windows 10 iso file, but installation fails here too, but I partitioned HDD. Now from live cd Gparted shows Input/output error during read on /dev/sda.

Gparted Message

'sudo fdisk -l' command output

Full text here -> https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/RdSsyVGK45/


Get a new drive. It has chosen this time to die.

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  • This is my smartmontool output -> paste.ubuntu.com/p/rrntgrcp4F – Sajjad May 25 '18 at 17:14
  • added two file in comment and question, please have a look. – Sajjad May 25 '18 at 17:17
  • SMART does not always find errors. If your drive fails (which is what "Input/output error during read on /dev/sda" means), it fails, and it's time to replace it. It's five years old ! – K7AAY May 25 '18 at 17:18
  • Okey. but how to you find the hard disk age? I'm just curious. – Sajjad May 25 '18 at 17:33
  • Original ship date. It's an old design and not very popular anymore. – K7AAY May 25 '18 at 17:40

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