: Having discovered a couple of bad sectors on the (IDE) hard disk I'm using,
: I tried to remap them using "bad144 -a wd0 NNN NNN". That seemed to
: work, and "bad144 wd0" lists the bad sectors I've specified, but they're
: still apparently being used by the filesystem. Any ideas?
I promised to post a summary of the emailed responses I got. Here is the
Only one person responded. He claimed that an IDE drive should be able to
forward bad-sectors when the drive is zeroed. He suggested
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/yourdiskd
I tried that, to no effect.
I ended up solving the problem by digging up a DOS-based hard drive utility,
and remapping the bad sectors using that.
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