Re: Does "I/O error" mean hardware problem?
On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:44:32 +0800, Yuwen Dai wrote:
> My Debian Lenny constantly reports "disk I/O error on block xxxxxxx"
> when booting, then it runs e2fschk and reports some files are missing.
> I'd formated the partition but the problem still occurs. The hardware
> is an Dell E6400 which has a Diagnostic tool. I'd run the tool, but it
> said there's no error on the hard disk. The Dell tech support says if
> the diagnostic tool doesn't report error, that means hard disk is OK.
> So I have no proof that it's a hardware problem. But the Linux
> filesystem(ext3) keeps corrupt, which is terrible. Do you have any
It can also be a bad cable or even a bad sitting connector, but being a
laptop this could be harder to debug.
P.S. Updating your regular backup copy won't hurt.