Subject: Re: How to fix a hard drive error
To: None <>
From: Christoph Kaegi <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/31/2003 08:38:03
On 2003.01.30 20:19, David Ferlier wrote:
> Well, it's surely a bad sector (or multiple bad sectors).
> See bad144(8) to see how to read/write the bad sectors list located on
> the disk (it's a dec standard)

Reading the bad144(8) manual: Would it make sense, leaving some
unused space at the end of the disk? Or, asked the other way around:
Am I overwriting bad block information when using the disk up to its

Example: if my disk has 120103200 sectors, an my last partition
         starts at 5769279 and is 114333921 in size 
         (5769279+114333921=120103200): Do I have a problem?


Christoph Kaegi