Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, WHDD is a HDD diagnostic tool recovery for Linux, capable of testing hard disks with reading and writing. Having an intuitive interface, it works with hard drives on low level, without freezing when accessing damaged devides. For more information, see the project’s homepage.
The latest version available is WHDD 2.1.0, which has been recently released.
In this article I will show you how to install WHDD 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via PPA, installing WHDD 2.1.0 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the whdd package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install whdd