Subject: Re: Help with badsect request
To: Phil Knaack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John C. Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
Date: 12/31/1996 18:28:48
On Tue, 31 Dec 1996, Phil Knaack wrote:
> >Dear NetBSDers,
> > I have NetBSD-current kernel (last weeks) on a i386 and my wd drive
> >on an EIDE controler is developing some bad sectors. When I attempt
> >to badsect /usr/BAD XXXXXX it comes back with /dev/wd0e busy. This is
> >true even in single user mode just after mounting the /usr file system.
> > The disk is a Western Digital AC31600 (1.6Gig).
> > The disk is shared by NetBSD and Win-95.
> > Any suggestions on how to mark some sectors bad?
> Strange .. not ten seconds before I read your message I was marking
> some sectors bad on a machine across the office. =-)
> You need a newer badsect, because the version you're using tries to
> access the block device rather than the character device.
Thanks for the pointer. While my kernel is current most of my userland is
back at 2.0 (I think). I remade badsect and was able to mark 6 of my 8