Bug 109442 - No option to check for bad blocks on formatting
No option to check for bad blocks on formatting
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-11-07 15:53 EST by Dave
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-11-10 16:06:38 EST
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Description Dave 2003-11-07 15:53:56 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.

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How reproducible:

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
quick format

Expected Results:  I wanted the option to scan the partitions I
created for bad blocks

Additional info:

There is a significant chance of data loss if users install to
partitions that they have no easy way of checking at install time.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-10 16:06:38 EST
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.

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