Subject: Disk tuning and bad sectors
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John C. Hayward <email@example.com>
Date: 11/04/1994 08:03:29
A while back I remember someone talking about the min % free for 1GB
drives. What is a reasonable minimum % for these larger drives? This
will be on a drive which is primarily used for source and occationaly
Another items is that we have a lab of 12 NetBSD machines Gateway 2000
486 DX-2/66 with western digital controllers. Two of the IDE disks are
reporting a number of errors. The disks are 240MB in size with 40MB
partition for DOS.
Booting one of these in single user I can use dd to read the entire /usr
partition, however it seems that areas which are required for logging in
are bad - ie cannot login on the console or remote login. I can use fsck
to clear any problems after a crash and running it a second time reports no
errors both on the / and /usr partitions.
Attempting to dd in single users the / partition complains that it is
What recommendations on "fixing" these disk problems?