On Fri, 2018-04-13 at 05:47 +0800, Ed Greshko wrote: > On 04/12/18 21:05, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote: > > Seagate's SeaTools for Linux won't start on my system. The file is rather > > old and > > in a funky format, but it looks like it ought to run. Nevertheless, it > > won't run. > > Can anyone tell me what's going on? Here's what happens: > > I suppose the larger question is, why use an old tool when most drives these > days > support S.M.A.R.T. ? I think SMART came into being around 2003.
A very good question. This drive, a Seagate USB Backup Plus Portable Drive, doesn't seem to support SMART: Here's a try: # smartctl --xall -T permissive /dev/sdc smartctl 6.5 2016-05-07 r4318 [x86_64-linux-4.15.15-300.fc27.x86_64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org Read Device Identity failed: scsi error unsupported field in scsi command === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Device Model: [No Information Found] Serial Number: [No Information Found] Firmware Version: [No Information Found] Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall] ATA Version is: [No Information Found] Local Time is: Fri Apr 13 21:56:30 2018 PDT SMART support is: Ambiguous - ATA IDENTIFY DEVICE words 82-83 don't show if SMART supported. SMART support is: Ambiguous - ATA IDENTIFY DEVICE words 85-87 don't show if SMART is enabled. A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options. I'm trying to get SeaTools for DOS, which is a self booting test suite, intended to boot from a CD-ROM, running on a flash drive, but so far without success. The problem that started all this is that the drive, which I use for backup, has started making an alarming beeping noise. After not using it for a while the noise has gone away, and I have made another backup successfully. Time to get a replacement; but I'm still curious what's going on with the drive. _______________________________________________ users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to users-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org