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SubjectRe: SCSI Sector Size Problem
On 31 Oct 1996, Matthew X Economou wrote:

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> >>>>> "SA" == System Administration <root@chaos.analogic.com> writes:
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> 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.
>

hmm, man badblocks ....

Bryn
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