Formatting a harddisk with defective sectors

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Aug 19 16:31:11 UTC 2008


I have an 8 GB harddisk that I want to use in a Intel P1 / 150 MHz
with 128 MB EDO-RAM system. Yes, that's for real. This harddisk has
one defective sector which causes the installation that's already on
this disk to complain about not being able to clean the /home partition
via fsck.

My question: Is there a way to exclude the defective sectors from being
accessible at the time the disk is completely initialized for a new
install (slices, partitions, format, tunefs)? Goal: As long as the
defective sectors won't multiply, if nobody ever touches them, the
disk should run fine.

Thanks for hints!

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