Originally Posted by BobCamp1
Actually, it is very apparant that your hard drive is dying.
You may want to head over to the upgrade forum and backup your image. Then replace the hard drive yourself when it finally dies.
I ran my hard drive for over 4 years. The drive was "fragmented" and yet I did not experience even a hiccup until the days just before my hard drive died.
I'm hoping that isn't the case, but it may be... When booting, I see the following in BASH shell:
/dev/hda9 was not cleanly unmounted, check forced.
Inode 2063, i_blocks wrong 448 (counted=434). Set i_blocks to counted? yes
/dev/hda9 contains a file system with errors, check forced.
Duplicate or bad blocks in use!
/dev/hda9: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e., without -a or -p options)
Can't clean /dev/hda9 - rebuilding
Should I just clear this partition out? and if so, how would be the best way to do so without loosing any of my program data?