[SATLUG] dead drive?

Renee Dockery rdockery84 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 14:59:48 CST 2011

I was "shredding" the hard drive on my husband's old laptop using an Ubuntu
10.4 live cd. It was going okay until pass 3 it started saying "shred:
/dev/sda: fdatasync failed: Input/output error". I've tried finding help
with this on the internet, but the only similar incident I found suggested a
drive failure.  Any of you know what that error message means? Did the drive
die during the shred process?
Thanks for any help!

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