On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 10:46:02AM -0400, Tony Baldwin wrote:
> Yesterday I was getting random I/O errors for stuff as simple as clear (to
> clear a terminal),
> and I got one for halt, even (I manually shut the machine off, and rebooted)
> haven't seen the problem since then but things are sluggish and weird.
> Is this a warning I should heed?
> This is on a brand new (3 days) Jessie (8.5) install on an hdd that
> previously had a Win7 installation and a large storage partition which I was
> having difficulty mounting on another jessie install on another hdd in this
> same machine.
> I put /home on it's own partition and rsynced the /home from the other
> jessie install, and now that one (the older one) won't boot without going to
> emergency mode and fscking the disk (haven't even begun to diagnose that,but
> I'm beginning to worry that both hdds are either done, or about to be.

Go make a backup of everything you care about, today. Copy to a
new disk, check it, then disconnect and label your backup.

After that, go look at /var/log/dmesg for error messages; copy them
and show them to us.


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