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Old 08-04-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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Scandisk for Linux


Hi Everyone,
I have suse 10.1, I think now is the time to leave windows entirely. I wanted to know if it is possible to run scandisk in linux to check for bad sectors. I know that linux can automatically defrag my hard drive which is a cool thing if im correct. Thank you for your support always.





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Old 08-05-2006, 12:21 AM   #2
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Have a look at "man fsck" and "man badblocks".
Getting a good backup first would also be sensible.
 
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Old 08-08-2006, 09:14 PM   #4
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ok I heard that fsck only works for ext2 and ext3 filesystems. im currently runniung riserfs and I tried getting fsck to run from the command line but it was a no go.
 
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fsck is available for many types of filesystem. For reiserfs I think you need to install the progsreiserfs or reiserfsprogs package. You can then do something like "fsck.reiserfs /some/device/node" or "fsck -t reiserfs /some/device/node".
 
  


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