LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-05-2005, 10:51 AM   #1
kevingpo
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
Bad sector woes :S


Dear all

I recently dropped my laptop from about chair/seat height. It hit the floor on it's side. Worried I quickly did scandisk and left it. When I came back it had already booted into linux and I forgot about the issue.

Q. How does one look back at previous or recent scandisk logs?

Today when I booted my laptop I noticed the performance very sluggish and not normal. I began to worry about my harddrive issue.

The results of scandisk partition was:

44765122 KB total disk space.
26495516 KB in 3332 files.
1788 KB in 518 indexes.
4 KB in bad sectors.
94818 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
18172996 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
11191280 total allocation units on disk.
4543249 allocation units available on disk.
Windows has finished checking the disk.

-------------------

Woah! 4KB in bad sectors. I guess the 4KB is unrecoverable. I wonder what files were sitting on top of those bad sectors.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 11:12 AM   #2
v00d00101
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora 8, Centos 5.1
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you're really worried, just run fsck from linux.

To find out the syntax use man fsck from console.

Its easier to do this from a rescue cd as you need the mount points unmounted.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 05:42 PM   #3
kevingpo
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
Posts: 188

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Do you know how to review previous fsck logs/results?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
v00d00101
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Fedora 8, Centos 5.1
Posts: 480

Rep: Reputation: 30
Im not that experienced with it, since my system only reboots maybe 4 or 5 times a year, and ive not had any disk problems for years (touch wood).

Try googling for fsck.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:57 AM   #5
Michael Johnson
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Wagga Wagga, Australia
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
I doubt it created a log. However you are looking for log files "/var/log" is a good place to start.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how can i partition around a bad sector ? nephish Linux - Hardware 13 12-02-2005 09:45 AM
Blocking Harddisk bad sector wood Programming 8 03-30-2005 08:32 AM
bad sector in HDD ??? hitesh_linux Linux - General 2 06-20-2003 04:54 PM
how to check for bad sector nakkaya Linux - General 1 01-16-2003 08:24 PM
work around a bad disk sector cyclist Linux - Software 1 09-25-2001 09:37 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:39 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration