Re: mke2fs - bad blocks
Many vendors supply low-level format utilities which run under DOS. These programs are
able to mark the bad blocks at a very low level so you can use the disk. Check out the
disk manufacturer's website. Alternatively, create a small partition over the first
couple blocks and start your real partition after that.
G. Crimp wrote:
> I got a small used disk given to me that I am trying to put into a
> small system I have. When I tried to run mke2fs on any of the partitions I
> had created I get
> Checking fro bad blocks (read-only test): Bad block 0 out of range;ignored.
> Block 1 in primary superblock/group descriptor area bad.
> Blocks 1 through 3 must be good in order to build a filesystem.
> Similarly, mkswap gives:
> 4120 bad pages
> mkswap: fatal: first page unreadable
> I suspect the drive is toast, but thought I would check first. Does
> anyone know if a low level format or something else can save this, or is it
> just garbage ?
> Gerald Crimp
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