Harddisk failure causes system crash, please help

Claus Guttesen kometen at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 13:19:25 PST 2007

> I have been using this laptop for a few months now with FreeBSD without any
> problems with the hard disk however today as I installed editors/vim the
> system crashed (without a core dump or any message).
> When ever the system boots (and proceeds to do a fsck on ad0e (/usr)) it
> also crashes without any message.  I have tried the following commands:
> # dd if=/dev/ad0 of=/dev/null bs=1M     ( System crashes)
> # smartctl -C -t short     ( Succeeds )
> # smartctl -C -t long     ( Failes with a message: ad0: FAILED - SMART timed
> out)

Corrupt disk?


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