I found a workaround to boot my O/Ses. Before I get to that, I would like to address your comments, crazycheese.
Here is the output for smartctl:
Originally Posted by crazycheese
gnull@jung:~$ sudo smartctl --all /dev/sda
[sudo] password for gnull:
smartctl 5.41 2011-06-09 r3365 [x86_64-linux-3.2.0-30-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: Western Digital Caviar Blue Serial ATA
Device Model: WDC WD3200AAKS-00B3A0
Serial Number: WD-WCAT10119120
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 100c77ef2
Firmware Version: 01.03A01
User Capacity: 320,071,851,520 bytes [320 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 8
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Sun Sep 16 00:54:25 2012 EDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x84) Offline data collection activity
was suspended by an interrupting command from host.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Enabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 6180) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
Suspend Offline collection upon new
Offline surface scan supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 75) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 5) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x303f) SCT Status supported.
SCT Error Recovery Control supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0003 154 153 021 Pre-fail Always - 3258
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 5
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 056 056 000 Old_age Always - 32735
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0
11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 301
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 153
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 301
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 109 087 000 Old_age Always - 34
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0012 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0010 200 200 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x003e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0
200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0008 200 200 000 Old_age Offline - 0
SMART Error Log Version: 1
No Errors Logged
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t]
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
I have been dual booting using bootloaders for as long as I have used Linux -- which is why I don't need to create one. All I need is a way to detect my existing bootloader. The work around I figured out is to use a Super Grub2 LiveCD to detect the Grub2 configuration file on my home directory which resides on /dev/sda7.
Select a device, which has a boot loader installed properly, and from there, boot the OS you want. Ofc, it should be present there. If you don't have a device with boot loader configured to boot your desired OS,.. create it.
I'm still in need of a permanent solution because I don't want to use Super Grub every time I want to boot an O/S.