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Re: what is smartd? It fails on bootup.




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From: Dennis Castanos <dennismouille yahoo com>
To: "fedora-list redhat com" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:31:33 PM
Subject: what is smartd? It fails on bootup.

Can anyone tell me what smartd does or why the startup error? Can I remove the check in the services?  It's description reads "dead but subsys locked".
thanks,
Dennis, new linux user


smartd is very cool and very useful.

Do you have any USB drives plugged in?  I'm not completely sure how it's supposed to work, but smartctl commands over USB don't work.  (Is it just the drives that I have?)  My USB drives show up as /dev/sda and smartd doesn't seem to recognise that it's a USB drive, not a directly attached SCSI/SATA/SAS/whatever drive.  You can tell smartd not to worry about specific drives in /etc/smartd.conf (not to be confused with /etc/smart/).  I haven't bothered, but that's the place to do it.  Look up the smartd.conf file by invoking "man smartd.conf".

Good luck.

John


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