How do you tell if your laptop's harddrive is on the way out?
I’m running Linux Mint 13 and I’ve noticed some unusual behaviour the last couple of days. While X11 runs fine, every time the computer boots it asks me to fix errors on the harddrive. Also, if i switch to tty1, it’ll sometimes be spitting out IO errors by the truckload.
Just now, my / partition became readonly and I had to reboot to get things to work again.
Is this a sign of the harddrive dying? Or could something else be going on?
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