Re: Tool for detecting partition superblocks needed
> I can totally confirm Benjamin's analysis.
> I also have lost a disk (2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400.2) to the
> load/unload problem. It was used in a Mac Mini running as a server (thus
> powered on 24x7).
> As said, the solution to this is setting the power management
> configuration via hdparm's -B option.
> There are a few options:
> - laptop-mode-tools
> - /etc/default/hdparm
> - pbbuttonsd
I also recently lost a disk on powerbook5,6 running lenny. I did not
report it as I used a vanilla kernel and assumed the failure might
have been related to problems with suspending and Xorg. In fact I lost
it trying to wake it up after suspend. If indeed it was also a
load/unload problem I think it the problem should be described in red
in Debian README with suggestions how to avoid it.