Creating bad blocks list

Creating bad blocks list

Post by Mikael Nasbe » Tue, 31 Aug 1993 06:04:47

I am having problems with creating a Linux partition on an ESDI
disk that contains bad blocks. I have read the FAQ and know how
to tell mke2fs to use a bad blocks list, but I have lost the
list that came with the disk. Is there any Linux utility that
can do it for me, or does anyone know of a suitable DOS utility?

Thank You in advance,
Mikael Nasberg


Creating bad blocks list

Post by Mikael Nasbe » Tue, 31 Aug 1993 06:09:06

Does anybody know of a good utility to create a bad blocks list
for my ESDI disk. I have lost mine, and want to create an ext2
partition to install SLS 1.03 on. I do have one working partition,
so both Linux and DOS-utilities are OK.

Thank You in advance


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I'm trying to find out whether there are any bad blocks in the ext2fs
bad block list. I think there might be, because I had a whole lot of
ext2fs error messages popping up during a compile, and when I removed
the directory I was working with and ran e2fsck -cf /dev/hdc6, it told
me the filesystem was modified, even though none of the regular checks
had failed (I'd previously run e2fsck -f /dev/hdc6, so all the duplicate
blocks and unattached inodes and stuff had been sorted out). I think the
drive might still be under warranty, so if there are bad blocks I'll
take it back.

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