Bad sector's ???

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Fri Jul 23 20:42:33 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Larry <larryesu at> wrote:
> *Hello Preston,
> Nope I am using 32 bit and when I downloaded it I end up with a file
> which looks like this > HDSentinel,
> yet when I try to use it as root, it does not excute all for me...
> So if you have another other suggestions I'd like to hear about them...
> Thanks Larry

Here are the steps I would take to use it on a 32 bit system:

Download hdsentinel.gz from here:

Save the file to my home directory: /home/preston/

Open a terminal in my home directory (Accessories->Terminal)

Run the following command:

# gunzip hdsentinel.gz

Go into the newly created hdsentinel directory with the following command:

# cd hdsentinel

Make the downloaded binary executable with the following command:

# chmod +x hdsentinel

Run the binary as root with the following command:

# sudo ./hdsentinel

It should then give you some sort of output.  Try that out and post
back if you run across any errors along the way.


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