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SubjectRe: [slightly OT] IDE problems ? or just a dead disk ?
"David Flynn" <> writes:

> ive done the badblock test, and compiled a list of 2302 bad blocks on this
> disk ... however, when running mke2fs -l badblocfile /dev/hdc1
> i got this interesting errormessage for every one of the bad blocks :
> Bad block 1006290 out of range; ignored.

That is probably because badblocks was working with badblocks of a
smaller size than that of the filesystem (i.e. probably 1024 bytes
instead of 4096 bytes, solution in this case is to divide all bad
block numbers by 4).

Well that's what happened to me today (worryingly on my newish IBM
DTLA hd).

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