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SubjectRe: SCSI Sector Size Problem
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>>>>> "SA" == System Administration <root@chaos.analogic.com> writes:

SA> If not, temporarily partition and format it with DOS. MS-DOS
SA> reads the entire disk drive during its high-level format. This
SA> will force bad blocks to be reloated.

Why doesn't mke2fs do proper bad-block checking? I've had several
floppies that had bad sectors on them that either (a) weren't detected
by fdformat or (b) weren't detected by mke2fs. My only option was to
format them with (Yggdrasil's) mkdosfs, which actually does the
bad-block checking.

Linux's Second Extended file system doesn't seem to be very fault
tolerant. Because if there's a bad sector on the disk, the -c option
won't catch it, even though everything else (including the kernel)
does see it (and then panics, usually).

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