offline uncorrectable (bad) sectors

uteck theuteck at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 15:11:14 UTC 2012


Here is a howto for Linux for mark bad sectors:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/37659/the-beginners-guide-to-linux-disk-utilities/
 Scroll down to the Bad Blocks section near the end.


On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Waleed Hamra <kubuntu-users at whamra.com> wrote:
> i have a few of them on one of my hard drives, and they're not
> increasing, which is a relief. but i would like to know how to deal with
> them? how can i get the system to stop attempting to write (or read)
> into them? on NTFS drives, running chkdsk -R would mark them bad, and
> never write to them again, but no idea how to achieve that in linux, and
> it seems kubuntu is insisting to use them every few days, which gets the
> SMART daemon's irk, and mails me warnings.
> any help appreciated, thanks.
>
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