How To Monitor Hard Disk Health In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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Here’s how to monitor hard disk health in Linux Mint / Ubuntu with the help of GSmartControl:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal –

sudo apt-get install gsmartcontrol

During installation, you may be prompted for configuring ‘Postfix’. Select ‘<Ok>’.

On the next screen, select ‘No configuration’ and then select ‘<Ok>’.

Now, the installation will be completed successfully.

2. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>System Tools>GSmartControl’ to start the application and view the hard disk health status.

The hard disk shown in the above screenshot is a virtual hard drive. The following screenshots from the projects page show the information you’ll see with physical drives present –