[plug] re; bad block on disk

JonL jonl711 at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 6 09:38:49 WST 2012

That is exactly what I want to do, however I guess my question would be is 
it possible to copy all the data off of this drive/partition?  if I can get 
the bad blocked marked and moved and the drive comes back up I would move 
all important files off of it and re-install on a new disk.


From: "Leon Wright" <techman83 at gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 9:23 AM
To: <plug at plug.org.au>
Subject: Re: [plug] re; bad block on disk

> 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.
> Leon
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