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sunhui 09-21-2006 02:15 AM

Check harddisk
is there any unix command can check the harddisk bad sector and whether it is properly work or not ? thx.

matthewg42 09-21-2006 04:47 AM

badblocks is what you are looking for.

sundialsvcs 09-21-2006 08:55 PM

There's also smartctl, which actually executes some on-board diagnostics that (I didn't know this, but...) every IDE hard-drive is equipped with. It can actually run diagnostics while the drive remains in-use!

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