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Normally, palimpsest is “a manuscript page from a scroll or book that has been scraped off and used again”. In the context of the gnome-disk-utility package, it’s a tool that lets you format/partition/mount/unmount/query s.m.a.r.t. attributes from disk drives and partitions.

Recently I’ve started getting a warning from this tool on my eee701 that the “disk is being used outside design parameters”. Looking up the details, it told me that attributes 32, 48, 56, 73 and 84 (none of which has a description!!!) are failing or have failed in the past. WTF?

Related thread: http://georgia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1307878

Related bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-disk-utility/+bug/454301

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Written by azimout

17/11/2009 at 12:36

Posted in Problems

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