I've tried mkswap -c and mkfs -c, and neither of them seem to report
a single bad block!
But my inodes are getting away! Yes, I can't believe it either but
yesterday I was editing /etc/lilo.conf and all seemed to work OK;
then I went to /root (root home directory) and then I lost /usr
Yes! I had being editing lilo.conf with vi and, when I wanted to execute
vi again it went away with all his friends at /usr
Some minimal installations later, I continue to experience such
things. I'll try this week with minimal read-only partitions so
as to keep the system alive enough time to detect the problem.
The HD seems to be well configured (at least it worked with MSDog)
and some people here told me than MSDog FORMAT detected some
bad blocks in the past. I've heard about strange incompatibilities
betwen some pairs of IDE disks, could anyone tell me something about
The system is a no-name 486DX50, AMI BIOS, Quantum 120MB IDE for Linux
and Conner 500+MB IDE for MSDog (I couldn't choose, sorry).
Conner is master and Quantum is slave.
Any help will be appreciated,