[plug] re; bad block on disk

Leon Wright techman83 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 09:23:38 WST 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 8:34 AM, JonL <jonl711 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Morning all,
> I have a problem on a drive in my main server and now the server does not
> boot up.  The drive has a bad block and i was wondering if there are any
> tools I can run to move this block.
> What I've done so far:
> I've run reiserfsck to check the drive partition, its a reiserfs file system
> (reiserfsch -CV /dev/sda2;
> I've run the SuSE installation and selected repair system to try to fix the
> drive.
> I've done all the steps up to step 5 on the following document
> (http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/badblockhowto.html#reiserfs_ex); for
> some reason it keeps stating that it has a bad starting block.

I tend to go with the theory that if a drive is beginning to show
errors, it's not worth trying to repair it as it will die properly in
the not too distant future. Get a new disk, re-install and move your
files across. That would be my advice regardless of platform.


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