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Old 09-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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"Disk has many bad sectors" message after installing Open SuSE 12.1


I recently purchased an Open SuSE 12.1 disk from OSDisc.com, and installed it (dual boot with Win XP) on my old Compaq Presario laptop from 2006. It looks like the install went okay, but I am getting a "Hard Disk Problems Detected" message. It also says in red lettering "Red SMART status, Disk has many bad sectors."

Is there any type of check disk utility in Linux? I am wondering how to fix the sectors.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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You can't fix bad sectors. If they appear in the SMART status messages that means that the disk already ran out of spare sectors to use.
In 99% of the cases I have seen this is a sign that the disk is dying and needs to be replaced. To be sure I would recommend to test the disk with the disk manufacturer's diagnostic tool.
 
Old 09-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Yes, here you go. Take a look at my post on this thread for a couple of things you can try.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175425717/

Good luck, BashTin.
 
  


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