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Fedora showing input/output error after 10-20mins of use

asked 2016-01-05 13:03:07 -0500

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Hi! I am new linux user. I recently bought a new sata hard disk of I60gb. I tried installing fedora on it but it failed. Tried installing debian on it but it also failed since the installation process stopped in the midst of installing. I went to the seller for him to check it out but he successfully installed Windows 7 on it on the first go.

After that I formatted windows and installed fedora 23 xfce spin on my old computer with 2 gb DDR2 ram and then I was able to successfully install it. For first day I ran it for a short period of time and it worked fine but on second day when I left it on for downloading a file from my server, I checked it in the morning and its screen saver gave me no option to enter my password to login. I resorted to turning it off via pressing the power button. Third day when I turned it on again and used for 2 hours it froze giving input/output error. Tried to install google chrome, tomahawk music player it gave input/output error after downloading the packages. Whether I clicked on any icon, even terminal, any file, it gave input/output error. Fourth day after 10-20 mins of use it froze and again gives input/output error.

I tried running fsck from a live usb running fedora and it gives output of file system as clean. tried e2fsck it also gave same output i.e clean. I tried running dmesg when the system gave the error but it also gives input/output error. i thought I had problems with my installation but it looks like its all good. Help please!

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answered 2016-01-05 13:51:14 -0500

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Looks like you have some issues with disk or something related to it. You should probably check disk S.M.A.R.T. data and see if everything is OK there. Also, check if the SATA cable is plugged in correctly and try replacing it with the new one if you have spare one. While at it try plugging it in to different SATA port on your MBO.

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