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Old July 1, 2012, 08:23 PM
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You can also say the hard drive failed a self-test: any half-competent hard disk manufacturer would issue RMA for that. Given that 1 is the lowest possible value a drive can be assigned, I'm surprised you can still boot off that hard drive.

Since you have a Ubuntu Live CD, you can run a self test as well typing this into the terminal:
sudo smartctl --test=long /dev/sdX
Where X is the letter Linux gave your drive (probably /dev/sda).
Assuming the hard disk isn't dead by the end of the test, you can review the test result:
sudo smartctl --all /dev/sdX
Also see:
"The computer programmer says they should drive the car around the block and see if the tire fixes itself." [src]
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