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FS#25633 - Please add [smartmontools] to installation CD

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Tomas Mudrunka (harvie) - Thursday, 18 August 2011, 02:34 GMT
Last edited by Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be) - Friday, 19 August 2011, 14:21 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category ArchISO
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 2010.05
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

Hi! I've found that i really miss the smartctl on installation CD, because i want to check the disk health before installing it. I know that i can use badblocks, but it's not sufficient for detecting all errors (relocated sectors, etc...).

eg.: i'm in following situation: i have to install new machine on the go and i have few disks to choose from, but i have not anything else than empty disks, hardware and arch CD. so if i want to quickly test the disks i have to make network and pacman working on ramdisk to install smartmontools each time just to decide for the most healthy hdd... (it's quite annoying to do several times a day)
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Closed by  Dieter Plaetinck (Dieter_be)
Friday, 19 August 2011, 14:21 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Thursday, 18 August 2011, 14:14 GMT
That is true. I will add it ;)
Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Thursday, 18 August 2011, 22:37 GMT Comment by Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi (djgera) - Friday, 19 August 2011, 14:19 GMT

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