Subject: Re: Check disk?
To: Jan Danielsson <>
From: Skylar Thompson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/17/2005 10:43:26
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Jan Danielsson wrote:

>Hello all,
>   I have a NetBSD system which has a broken harddrive. I'm just playing
>around with it until I build a new system. The problem with the hard
>drive is that a few sectors can't be read. In OS/2, I would perform a
>chkdsk, and it would mark those sectors as bad, and never try to use
>them again.
>It is possible to do something similar in NetBSD?
>   I am aware of that physical faults on a harddrive have a tendency to
>spread. But as I stated eariler, I'm just playing around with it (trying
>to decide how my future install should look like).
There's badsect(8) and bad144(8) that I've found to work well for this.

-- Skylar Thompson (

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