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Re: Disk Drive with bad blocks
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Disk Drive with bad blocks
- From: Ben Goren <ben_(_at_)_trumpetpower_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 08:56:34 -0700
On Fri, Nov 01, 2002 at 11:49:37PM -0300, quaker_(_at_)_advancedsl_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_ar
> Helo list.
> Im installing OpenBSD in an old machine to work as a gateway
> of my lan. The proble i have is that the HDD has some bad
> blocks and when i boot, and the system starts loading the kernel
> image, the disk starts makeing strange noise and it dosnet boot.
Get a new disk. Seriously.
First, one set of bad blocks is notorious for leading to more,
especially if awful noises are involved. Those noises involve
physical contact between parts that should never touch. These
parts are delicate and are probably breaking into dust-sized
pieces. A dust-sized piece of debris is all you need to destroy
Second, you can probably find a comparable drive in your nearby $5
You may want to start reading badsect (8) for more information if
you want to play with rope. Depending on the manufacturer, there
may also be something like IBM's Drive Fitness Test that'll do the
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