I recently received a 3 gig drive from a friend as a hand-me-down. I tried installing mandrake 7.2 on it immediately, but after the install ran into problems, it kept saying something about disk errors. I ran fsck a couple of times with the -c tag. Each time it would hang on certain areas, and would freeze. I would reboot, and it would work through the last hang until it found a new one. However, it eventually started freezing where it did the first time, so I gave up. I used a windows boot disk, fdisk'd the thing, formated it, and have been running scandisk repetetively on it to find all the bad sectors.
Now that the background of the story's over - here's my question...
When scandisk marks sectors as bad, could I repartition the drive (most likely with diskdrake) and have linux see those sectors as bad. In other words - do the bad sectors some how hold over partitioning and formatting? Thanks for any help!