[clug] Warning message

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Wed May 7 06:34:15 GMT 2008

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 10:14:43AM +1000, keith sayers wrote:
> 	My thanks to all those who responded to my query.  I have got the message 
> that it would be prudent to replace both drives but I am a bit puzzled.  Of 
> the two one I notice I have dated 2003 so that could be failing but the other 
> I think is only a few months old.  Is there any Linux equivalent to Nortons 
> that would give me a graphical presentation of the drive showing where are 
> faulty or unreadable sectors? 

Modern hard drives do not have bad sectors...

Well, they do, but the controller hides them from you. Usually the best
you can do is use smart to count them, or bootup with the manufacturers
checking disk and see if it can work its proprietry magic to show them
to you.

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while 
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.
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