S.M.A.R.T. Linux 0.4 review

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License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Zbigniew Chlondowski
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S.M.A.R.T. Linux is a bootable floppy distribution containing tool (smartmontools) for monitoring IDE/SCSI hard disks (using Self-Monitoring, Reporting and Analysis Technology).

Why floppy? Probably because all other distributions containing this useful utility are CD versions [and not everybody has a CD-ROM].

It's going to be free, small, helpful and easy to use. Current version is based on Kernel 2.4.26, uClibc 0.9.24 and BusyBox 1.00 official release. Built on Slackware 10.0.

What's New in This Release:
BusyBox: updated to version 1.00 (official release)
messages from BusyBox cleaned
added e3 editor, fixdisktable, gpart, dd_rescue, disc-recovery-utils and disktype
added basic SCSI support (you can download SCSI modules from project page)
added selectable video mode
added FAT & NTFS support
added sfdisk and rescuept from util-linux-2.12a
added fwipe and wipe for secure deleting
updated motd
now ramdisk is mounted properly
binaries packed with UPX
man pages converted to txt
added doc script for documentation files
cleaned echo messages
Busybox: dd, fdformat, fdisk, grep, hdparm, sed and syncadded, vi and uptimedeleted
INSTALL and everything related to smartddeleted

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