Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235287
IDE drive had badblocks  install menu didnt have option to find
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:01 EST
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].
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
On one install, prior it installed only to refuse to boot [errors] afterward.
[I presume due to the badblocks being somewhere important].
Further enhancement could be to read-check writes during install...
[No idea how Unices do this, VMS uses a writecheck IO modifier].
In general, current drives actually do remapping underneath the level of the OS
and so a badblocks check doesn't actually add anything useful.