Bug 235287

Summary: IDE drive had badblocks [5] install menu didnt have option to find
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: stefan fiala <stefan.fiala>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
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Description stefan fiala 2007-04-04 20:28:43 UTC
Description of problem:
Had 5 bad blocks on my ide drive. [e2fsck -ck, badblocks -c ...]
It would have been nice if the disk-install-menu had a "readonly scan for
badblocks" checkbox or similar, causing it to auto-add them to the badblock 
file. I used mke2fs -c, e2fsck, and then told the installer to leave the
partitions alone [no format].

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Actual results:
On one install, prior it installed only to refuse to boot [errors] afterward.
[I presume due to the badblocks being somewhere important].

Expected results:
Further enhancement could be to read-check writes during install...
[No idea how Unices do this, VMS uses a writecheck IO modifier].


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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-09 15:34:13 UTC
In general, current drives actually do remapping underneath the level of the OS
and so a badblocks check doesn't actually add anything useful.