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16963Re: [linux-dell-laptops] Is my Harddisk dying ? What to do ?

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  • Ian Bell
    Jan 2, 2003
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      On Thursday 02 Jan 2003 2:02 pm, you wrote:

      > >
      > > this morning while a cronjob was running over my filesystem, I got
      > > loads of errors located near a certain block. Now I wonder whether
      > > this is "ok" or "alarming".
      > > Also my i8.2k is still under warranty, so should I try to have the
      > > harddrive replaced ? If yes, what steps should I take to claim my
      > > warranty (given that I do run linux) ?
      > >
      > > Thanks for any suggestions,


      Try running /sbin/badblocks. In its default mode it will just read all
      blocks on the disk and report any errors.

      Ian
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