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Old 03-07-2005, 01:07 AM   #1
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What kind of program should I use...

I recently installed linux fc2 on an old hard drive that has bad sectors. Is there a program like Microsoft check disk that can analyze my HD and label the bad sectors(for linux)?
Old 03-07-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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Do a man page for the version of fsck that is particular to the filesystem you use, such as reiserfsck,...

Most likely, you will be using a -c or -B switch to have the filesystem mark blocks as unuseable by the system.
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try "parted", a partition program in linux.
Old 03-07-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Parted is just a partitioning tool. The fsck's are the standard filesystem checking/fixing utilities.


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