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Old 10-17-2001, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question Bad sectors

I recently received a 3 gig drive from a friend as a hand-me-down. I tried installing mandrake 7.2 on it immediately, but after the install ran into problems, it kept saying something about disk errors. I ran fsck a couple of times with the -c tag. Each time it would hang on certain areas, and would freeze. I would reboot, and it would work through the last hang until it found a new one. However, it eventually started freezing where it did the first time, so I gave up. I used a windows boot disk, fdisk'd the thing, formated it, and have been running scandisk repetetively on it to find all the bad sectors.

Now that the background of the story's over - here's my question...

When scandisk marks sectors as bad, could I repartition the drive (most likely with diskdrake) and have linux see those sectors as bad. In other words - do the bad sectors some how hold over partitioning and formatting? Thanks for any help!

~John Blystone
Old 10-17-2001, 12:18 PM   #2
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most likely diskdrake i think most likely won't go around those bad sectors.. the only thing that you could most likely try is to manually make your partitions using fdisk and go around those bad sectors


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