[ubuntu-uk] New hard drive errors

Mark Fraser mfraz74+ubuntu at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 20:53:45 UTC 2016


On Saturday, 18 June 2016 16:44:07 BST Simon Greenwood wrote:

> 
> On 18 June 2016 at 16:21, Mark Fraser <mfraz74+ubuntu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Bought a new 3TB hard drive this week onto which I created a new GPT
> > partition
> > table and a 3TB ext4 partition. This completed successfully and I used
> > rsync
> > to copy some files onto it.
> > 
> > The next day, I was unable to mount the drive and so I ran fsck on it.
> > This
> > failed pass 5: Checking group summary information with lots of block
> > bitmap
> > differences.
> > 
> > I fixed these, but on running fsck a second time, these block differences
> > were
> > back.
> > 
> > Now this drive is currently sat in an external USB tray so that I could
> > copy
> > files across before replacing the one in the computer. Are these errors
> > due to
> > it being on USB or is the drive faulty?

> What did you use to create the partition? The only thing that I have found
> that works properly is gdisk.

I'd originally used KDE Partition Manager, but tried again with gdisk. Still 
getting the Block bitmap differences: .


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