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Old 12-26-2002, 04:56 PM   #1
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linux "scandisk" equivalent


had some bad blocks while installing-- just wanna make sure everything is ok
Old 12-26-2002, 05:08 PM   #2
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Would you be referring to fsck if your wanting to run a scan on your system in Linux ??
Old 12-26-2002, 05:58 PM   #3
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what version would I use for ext3? I read some warning about fsck, is there a greater chance of system damage than w/ using windows scandisk, or is it about the same?
Old 12-27-2002, 11:38 AM   #4
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There are plenty of warnings about using it with mounted file systems when you start it due to the possibility of another process writing during scanning.
I usually use my boot disk (yes, I actually made one) or the install cd's and "linux rescue" to get a shell.
Then fsck the partition. I won't use the automatic function.


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