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Scan & Repair Disk Bad Sectors in Ubuntu Linux, Fedora   Tips, Tweaks & Help

Started Jul-17 by 1776 (MRCROSSROADS); 355 views.
bshmr

From: bshmr

Aug-13

I normally run 'badblocks' directly instead of using the 'fsck [-c]'. Afterwards, one can check the 'filesystem' -- tree, counts, etc. with 'fsck'. Knowing enough about 'badblocks', one can check (over-write, zero) every bit on a drive or partition as well as exercise, initial, wipe hardware.

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From: 1776 (MRCROSSROADS)

Sep-12

I have never heard of badblocks. :-/

MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Sep-12

I've used badblocks but it fails.

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From: 1776 (MRCROSSROADS)

Sep-15

Time to start going SSD all around anyway. :-D

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bshmr

From: bshmr

Oct-13

In all seriousness, how do you know 'it fails'? What parms/options, etc.? 

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MEDDLY

From: MEDDLY

Oct-13

It failed because the HD was becoming bad.

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