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Old 11-14-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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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?


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