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#1 2005-11-07 19:26:13

tlilja
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HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

Got my new HD installed but fsck.reiserfs found some problems which it fixed. System runs stable but I'd really like to make a total check to see if the drive really is ok. Any diagnostic/checking utilities for this?

My /boot is ext2, / and /home are reiserfs.


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#2 2005-11-07 20:20:34

kth5
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Re: HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

badblocks should give you information about the physical state of your harddisk. best would be to use its read-/write-tests but to fully take advantage of these it would mean to destroy all data on the disk by writing random data onto each block.  :?


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#3 2005-11-07 20:42:02

tlilja
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Re: HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

fsck.reiserfs didn't say anything about bad blocks, just plainly reported "1 corruption found" and told me to --rebuild-tree. Then again, this was the first time I've ever used fsck.reiserfs so maybe the part with the corruption wasn't so clear to me.


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#4 2005-11-07 20:44:58

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Re: HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

well, i've seen servers which needed a hdd replacement over and over until we realized it was their ram...  :twisted:


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#5 2005-11-07 20:49:51

tlilja
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Re: HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

I've stumbled across the problem with RAM during my days as a PC support but that is not the case this time.


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#6 2005-11-07 20:54:15

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Re: HD diagnostic/checking utilities?

tlilja wrote:

I've stumbled across the problem with RAM during my days as a PC support but that is not the case this time.

i cross my fingers, hope you go lucky with your harddrive. good luck!


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