Philippe,

Did you try the following command?

smartctl -d ata -i /dev/sda

Cheers,
Deepak

On 8/6/07, Philippe <smartmontools@exylon.net> wrote:
Hi
I have the following error when I run smartctl on one of my hd. What does it
mean ? Can I still use smartctl without risk ?

Thanks,
Philippe


# smartctl  -i /dev/sda -T permissive
smartctl version 5.37 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     SAMSUNG SpinPoint P120 series
Device Model:     SAMSUNG SP2504C
Serial Number:    S09QJ1UL424968
Firmware Version: VT100-41
User Capacity:    250 059 350 016 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   7
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 4a
Local Time is:    Mon Aug  6 08:33:55 2007 CEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

Error SMART Status command failed
Please get assistance from http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Values from ATA status return descriptor are:
00     09 0c 00 00 00 00 00 46  00 a2 00 e7 00 50

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