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Re: [opensuse] Format fat32 with badblocks range
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 21:54:51 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0703022150190.22789@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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The Friday 2007-03-02 at 15:45 -0500, Carl Hartung wrote:

> > There is no need for that with FAT.
> 
> The disk drive oem utilities I've seen usually don't deal at the filesystem 
> level.

But FAT does. Bad sectors can be marked on the FAT.


> > 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.

But you don't need to do anything if the disk has that capability. You 
simply write to a bad sector, and it gets automatically remapped to a new 
one, reserved on factory, till the factory list is full.

It is OS transparent, implemented on the disk firmware.

- -- 
Cheers,
       Carlos E. R.
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