svn commit: r40736 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq

Eitan Adler eadler at
Thu Jan 24 17:34:56 UTC 2013

Author: eadler
Date: Thu Jan 24 17:34:55 2013
New Revision: 40736

  Remove install-bad-blocks:
  95% bogus, user-controlled bad block mapping stopped being a
  thing about 20 years ago
  Noted by:	scottl
  Approved by:	bcr (mentor, implicit)


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/book.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/book.xml	Thu Jan 24 15:03:30 2013	(r40735)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/book.xml	Thu Jan 24 17:34:55 2013	(r40736)
@@ -1382,41 +1382,6 @@
-	<question id="install-bad-blocks">
-	  <para>Can I install on a disk with bad blocks?</para>
-	</question>
-	<answer>
-	  <para>You can, but it is a bad idea.</para>
-	  <para>If you are seeing bad block errors with a modern IDE
-	    drive, chances are the drive is going to die very soon (the
-	    drive's internal remapping functions are no longer
-	    sufficient to fix the bad blocks, which means the disk is
-	    heavily corrupted); we suggest you buy a new hard
-	    drive.</para>
-	</answer>
-      </qandaentry>
-      <qandaentry>
-	<question id="boot-floppy-strangeness">
-	  <para>Strange things happen when I boot the install disk!
-	    What is happening?</para>
-	</question>
-	<answer>
-	  <para>If you are seeing things like the machine grinding to a
-	    halt or spontaneously rebooting when you try to boot the
-	    &os; installer, make sure that the SHA256 hash of
-	    the image matches the one on the website.  If you
-	    accidently downloaded the disk image in binary (or
-	    image) mode the will be corrupted. (Do not be embarrassed,
-	    even the best of us have accidentally downloaded a binary
-	    file in ASCII mode at least once!)</para>
-	</answer>
-      </qandaentry>
-      <qandaentry>
 	<question id="no-install-cdrom">
 	  <para>I booted from my ATAPI CD-ROM, but the install program
 	    says no CD-ROM is found.  Where did it go?</para>

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