[NBLUG/talk] Checking HD BEFORE installing Linux

Lincoln Peters sampln at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 20 15:15:31 PST 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-20 at 11:28 -0800, Todd Cary wrote:
> I would like to do a new format using Linux utilities...I'll check my 
> Admin book from Mark's course and see what it says and what I remember...

To repartition:	fdisk (or cfdisk)
To format:	mkfs

These are the basic tools; I just thought that you should check for bad
blocks, as that is one kind of problem that will not be fixed by
reformatting or repartitioning the drive.

Lincoln Peters
<sampln at sbcglobal.net>

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