Hard disk cries when shutting down my laptop
I am very new to linux. I have SuSE 9.1 personal installed in my laptop: a Pentium 3 800 MHz DataPrince Xclusive. Linux works just fine and there is no major problems except this one: When selecting "Logout" and then "shutdown" SuSE shuts down the machine in a very hard way making the hard disc do an awful noise. The noise is similar to the one that happens when a sudden energy cutdown occurs. WinXP was much softer in this aspect, like shuting down smoothly and parking the hard disc appropriately. Well, I am afraid that something can go wrong with the hard disc in this way. Do you have a clue about this?
new system solved this problem
I have been running the Ubuntu Breezy on my laptop with dual booth, because I feared of the hard disk demage (rebooting the machine to win xp and then shutting it down was the only solution for me). Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Dapper Drake on the same machine and my hard disk stoped crying :) I found out this normally happens to my Toshiba disk, but swithcing to newer linux kernel and distro solved this issue.
I hope you this helps..