Formatting a harddisk with defective sectors
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Aug 19 16:53:33 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 06:31:09PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.
See badsect(8). Use between mkfs and install (hint: switch to
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