Slackware install hangs on formatting drive
Just started a Slackware 10.2 install. I'm pretty sure that my hard drive is bad - so I went to format the drive and check for bad sectors. It's been stuck on the same "formatting" screen for almost 12 hours - should I give up hope? Is there a way to tell if the format is still working?
The machine is still alive - I can switch to another terminal session with CTRL+ALT+F2 - I just don't know what to do from there... How can I tell if the format is still working? At what point should I just hit RESET and assume that the drive is dead?
thanks in advance