Fixing Bad Sectors with Command Line
Fixing my in-laws' computer. Long story short, bad sectors on the partition, bringing it back to life with Linux Mint (Was previously very slow Windows). 2004 Dell 4700 Desktop.
Linux Mint will not install direct due to the bad sectors (that's the error it gives me when stalling out).
Boot into Puppy Linux (only thing I can boot on there for now)
Expand partition 'sda2' to include almost the entire HD, format to ext2, mark as bootable, and mount, all using Gparted.
In the terminal, run 'fsck /dev/sda2 ľa' To my understanding, this should correct/remove the bad sectors on the this partition of the HD by itself without question.
Restart, boot with Mint off the CD, hopefully works. Anyone see any problems with this? I'm a complete noob to Unix line command and HD management.
I just started a self-study course online because I really want to learn Unix now!