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Old 03-16-2009, 03:46 PM   #1
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bad blocks on ext2


My laptop dropped on a concrete floor and it seams hda1 has several blocks that've gone bad, but every time i try to install slackware it seams that files get put on those blocks. is there a way to format it with ext2, or ext3 and check the file system completely marking bad blocks so that they will not be written to then reinstall slackware?
 
Old 03-16-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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Oddly enough, you can use "badblocks"; see the link from googling "mark bad blocks linux"
http://www.snow.nl/dist/htmlc/ch03s02.html
Run it from the install disk as a "live CD" prior to installation of the OS.
 
  


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