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Old 11-16-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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bad blocks


Hi

i'm using an hard disk with some bad blocks.....
what is the best command & parameter to flag these blocks as permanently
unusable ?
thanks in advance

Maurizio
 
Old 11-16-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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"i'm using an hard disk with some bad blocks.....
what is the best command & parameter to flag these blocks as permanently
unusable ?"

If you are creating an ext2 or ext3 file system I recommend that you use mke2fs with the -c option. See:
man mke2fs

If you are using reiserfs then you should use badblocks to create a file of bad blocks. Then feed the bad block file to mkreiserfs using the -B option. See:
man mkreiserfs

badblocks will find and list bad blocks but it will not fix them. See:
man badblocks

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