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Re: [opensuse] Format fat32 with badblocks range
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:45:38 -0500
  • Message-id: <200703021545.38586.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri March 2 2007 10:41, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Friday 2007-03-02 at 09:25 -0500, Carl Hartung wrote:
> > What are the hard drive's make, model and serial/revision numbers? And
> > have you checked the manufacturer's website for an appropriate utility to
> > lock out any bad sectors?
>
> There is no need for that with FAT.

The disk drive oem utilities I've seen usually don't deal at the filesystem 
level.

> Also, many disks handle that transparently.

That's why I look for manufacturer-supplied utilities in these situations. 
They're designed for the specific hardware and firmware in question.

Carl
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