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New Ubuntu Release Works in a Crisis

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Have you ever heard the sound of a hard drive before it dies? If you haven't, you will know it the next time even if it happens years later. Hard drives don't usually fail for a few years depending on their use. Never-the-less, they can randomly fail for no apparent reason.

A Western Digital WD800 chose to start a rapid descent recently at an inopportune time.

I quickly swapped it out and hoped I would have enough space to install Linux quickly and hit the floor running again. But Fedora in its most stripped down version filled the entire drive.

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