bad blocks

Antony Stace s45652001 at
Tue Feb 19 18:43:33 EST 2002

> 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 sounds like what I want.  I want to see if the disk has physical errors.  I
do not want to destory the data on the partition at the moment.  Will this command
be ok to run once I have unmounted the partition? ie it will not delete any data?




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