Installation instructions

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Installation instructions

Postby Mits » 2008.11.06. 09:35

I think it would be nice if you included some installation and initial instructions for newbies like me who are not familiar with packages not existing in the distribution repositories. I had to do the following to make it run on my Xubuntu 8.04 spare box:

1. with my filemanager I double-clicked the gzip and decompressed it somewhere (I used my home dir)

2. I changed the file's permissions to make it executable from a terminal using
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chmod 755 HDSentinel

3. I ran the executable with
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sudo ./HDSentinel <options>


... and I saw a very disturbing report: Health 64%, Estimated lifetime 64 days !!!
Needless to say I'm now in panic mode :(
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Re: Installation instructions

Postby hdsentinel » 2008.11.08. 12:02

Thank you very much for your thoughts!
You're correct: the installation instructions were missing. Now I fixed this, I added these lines to the Linux page.
Of course sudo is not required if the user logged in as root.
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Re: Installation instructions

Postby hdsentinel » 2008.11.08. 12:05

Mits wrote:... and I saw a very disturbing report: Health 64%, Estimated lifetime 64 days !!!
Needless to say I'm now in panic mode :(


It is really not perfect ....
If possible, please save a report with using -R switch. If you can send me a such report, I'll analyse it to check the real situation.
I recommend to check the status periodically to make sure the status is not perfect but stable.
If new problems will appear (and the health will decrease) I recommend an immediate backup before continuing the use of this disk.
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Re: Installation instructions

Postby TheEvilDot » 2009.07.31. 13:11

Some installation additions when you are on a console only system.

#Download the latest hdsentinel archive using wget that comes with most Linux distros.
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wget http://www.hdsentinel.com/hdslin/hdsentinel.gz



#Unpack the archive.
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$gunzip -d hdsentinel.gz

#Change file permissions to make it executable.
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$chmod 755 hdsentinel



#Optional, rename to HDSentinel (to keep the creator happy ;) )
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mv hdsentinel HDSentinel


If you run into trouble on a 64-Bit installation check out this thread
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Re: Installation instructions

Postby firionicable » 2012.10.09. 05:43

It looks like everything is already available. Nice.
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