[sf-lug] sf-lug Digest, Vol 11, Issue 18

Pavel Livchits pavell at genesyslab.com
Wed Oct 18 14:03:42 PDT 2006

>>>     how to deal with new bad sectors? <--------

Jim, before launching the machine into the production run smartmontools
on HDDs you have.
The smartmon tools "talk" directly to HDD's BIOS and can give much more
information on HDD's health state.
They even can predict failure in advance. Virtually any linux distro has
it installed, if not dig here:

See also article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6983


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