Using SMART to test a hard drive.

SMART stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology and is available on most mechanical disks that are sold today. Using SMART to test the ‘health’ of a disk consists of two steps: 1 – Run a SMART test to get an initial report. 2 – Run a second SMART report. In this article I will briefly  go over how […]

What version of a Linux Distro are you using???

There comes a time in every Linux user’s life when they need a refresher as to what version of a Linux distro they are currently running. Fortunately there is a quick and easy utility for pulling the distribution-specific information” called ‘lsb_release‘. You can look up the manual page for more detailed information (man lsb_release) and a run through of […]