BAd Blocks / Formatting
Not sure whether this is the best place to ask, but...
During installation of Slackware 10 I saw an opion to check for bad blocks during format. Suppose the program finds bad blocks. What happens to them? Do they get marked with a 'stay away' sign, would I be informed if bad blocks were found?
Does it mean that if I have a hard drive which I know has a number of bad blocks and will make windoze crash everytime it writes to one I can still use this drive for a perfectly stable linux installation?