Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109442
No option to check for bad blocks on formatting
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
There is no-longer any option to check for bad blocks when
partitioning/formatting the disk's at install time.
This is an item of functionality that really should be re-instated.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora core
2. Select auto partition
3. Attempt to edit the partitions, there is no option to check the
partitions for bad blocks.
Actual Results: erm... well it just creates the partitions and does a
Expected Results: I wanted the option to scan the partitions I
created for bad blocks
There is a significant chance of data loss if users install to
partitions that they have no easy way of checking at install time.
This was removed because it's destructive and by the time you've
checked you're in a situation of where you can do nothing to help the
user. Also, badblocks was popping up some false positives in various
cases as well.