brettw at cray.com.au
Tue Feb 19 15:18:59 EST 2002
On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Marek Samoc wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Ben Elliston wrote:
> BE> Martijn> of fsck, there's this dos program called scandisk which does that. Why would
> BE> Martijn> some person write a linux version when the dos version is fine?
> BE> Err, because it's not free software?
> BE> Ben
> Search for dosfsck.rpm
> I used it once a long time ago. It worked.
And if you're looking for bad blocks and are not just wanting to check the
filesystem (?) integrity then use "dd". e.g.
dd if=/dev/hda2 of=/dev/null bs=256k conv=noerror
This will do a straight read of the entire partition regardless of the
filesystem. Errors will be logged to syslog and fatal ones to the screen.
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