Bad hard drive noise on shutdown (HDD Park)

This should only be used as a temporary workaround
And has been tested to work on a Acer Aspire 5601AWLMi laptop with a 80GB IDE hard drive, but this work around may not work for everyone.

Create file:

sudo nano /etc/rc0.d/S00hdd-shutdown-workaround

which includes this two lines:

echo 1 > /sys/class/scsi_disk/0\:0\:0\:0/stop_on_shutdown

Then make it executable:

sudo chmod +x /etc/rc0.d/S00hdd-shutdown-workaround

On the next shutdown it should park the hdd heads correctly.

If you have more than one directory at “/sys/class/scsi_disk/“, add another line for each of them in the S00hdd-shutdown-workaround file.

4 thoughts on “Bad hard drive noise on shutdown (HDD Park)”

  1. Well I got my laptop back on Friday just gone from the repairer and have been able to install Ubuntu gutsy and test the 2.6.22-14-generic kernel, and I have not have to apply the above work around.

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