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Old 10-18-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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Repair Hard drive bad sector


I'm really, really new w/ Linux, I would really appreciate anyone's help with my problem.
I've recently installed Red Hat entreprise 4 and need to ghost it so that I may copy the image to 30 other machines. I've spent alot of time installing the OS, drivers, updates, etc. The problem I'm having now is that Symantec ghost detects bad sectors in the hard drive and won't let me create an image of it.
So my question is...
Is there anyway to repair the bad sectors in linux or get around this?
 
Old 10-18-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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Which filesystem are your useing?
Use either fsck or reiserfsck,depending on filesystem you use.

Last edited by ironwalker; 10-25-2005 at 06:25 PM.
 
Old 10-18-2005, 01:13 PM   #3
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Thank you for such a quick reply ironwalker, really appreciate it.
fsck, I think.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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i want to check a fat drive and reinstall someone's W98 (not my idea, just my job) because the drive has bad sectors. Will fsck work for vfat?
 
Old 10-25-2005, 06:27 PM   #5
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Sorry jselby,I wasnt clear...I edited my second line in my reply.
if ext3 filesystem use fsck if reiserfs use reiserfsck.

I never had to check file systems of the fat kind with linux lefty so I can not answer....google may help.Sorry.
 
  


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