On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 10:47:37AM +0100, VJ wrote: > From: "VJ" <[email protected]> > To: "fedora" <[email protected]> > Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 10:47:37 +0100 > Subject: How can I initiate offline surface scan on a SMART enabled hard > disk? > Reply-To: For users of Fedora Core releases <[email protected]> > > Hi, > I tried looking for this in man page but could not fifure out how to do > that. The drive is capable of offline surface scan as reported by > 'smartctl -c'. Does anybody know how to do this? Something like this.... # smartctl -? #smartctl -t long /dev/hda (Executes extended disk self-test) -t TEST, --test=TEST Run test. TEST is: offline short long conveyance select, M-N pending,N afterselect,on afterselect,off -- T o m M i t c h e l l May your cup runneth over with goodness and mercy and may your buffers never overflow.