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Old 03-21-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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bad block check


I realized that the Fedora (nor RH 3.0) installer have a "bad block check" feature. At least it doesn't ask you if you want to ru check. My installation freezes anywhere round HD format and copying files around glibc. I have a feeling that it tried to access a bad sector and froze. Anyone have any ideas on how to enable block/sector checking during installation?
 
Old 03-21-2004, 09:30 PM   #2
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If you partition with Disk Druid during the install (and not just allow the installer to handle creating the partitions), there's a check box on the partition type / size screens for each partition which checks for bad blocks.

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Old 03-21-2004, 11:43 PM   #3
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Is this in the "Edit" or "New" Screen? or the screen where they have the list of partitions with "New", "Edit", etc buttons? All the checkbox I see in that screen or its derivatives are "Hide RAID" and "Force to be Primary"...
 
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Oops.

I appear to have made an error.
It appears this feature has been removed:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=109442
RedHat 9 definitely did have this feature, though.

What I would suggest is that you get a rescue CD (Knoppix or similar) and run e2fsck -c (check the man page first), or 'badblocks' on the affected drive.

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