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Old 12-05-2007, 06:19 AM   #1
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Smile can you recommand a low format software for linux ?


can you recommand a low format software for linux ? which can skip any bad sectors and format it.

My hard drive maker is toshiba !

help is appreciated ...thanks!

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Old 12-05-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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Why the huge font??

I looked at "man mke2fs"---there is an option to check for bad blocks when formatting ext2 or ext3. The link below might be a place to start.
http://e2fsprogs.sourceforge.net.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 09:46 AM   #3
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I removed the ridiculous size of that text...

I guarantee, knowing many of the posters here, that it will only annoy them and make them less likely to reply.... so consider it a favor.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 11:38 AM   #4
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Most disk makers have a bootable CD available that will do that. Well, the equivalent anyway, as drives are no longer "low level" formatted.

Cheers.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 11:52 PM   #5
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go to yahoo search and type " BOOT AND NUKE " it works well
 
  


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