Changes between Version 12 and Version 13 of BadBlockHowto

Mar 26, 2017, 2:40:13 PM (7 years ago)
Gabriele Pohl

Changelog, License and information about rules for contribution


  • BadBlockHowto

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    33This article describes what actions might be taken when smartmontools detects a bad block on a disk. It demonstrates how to identify the file associated with an unreadable disk sector, and how to force that sector to reallocate.
     6#!div style="border: 1pt solid; padding:10px; background-color: #90EE90;"
     7Registered users may add their recipes to solve ''Bad Block Issues'' here. Please create a new section with an own header for your addition then.
     8You may also update, improve or correct existing recipes. In both cases you should add a sentence to the [#Changelog Changelog] section below in this article
     9For quality assurance we will review the changes from time to time. Here the link to the [ last reviewed version of this article].
    513[[PageOutline(2-3,Table of Contents, inline, unnumbered)]]
    754762[=#footnote11 [11]] Most window managers have a handy calculator that will do hex to decimal conversions.
     764== Changelog ==
     766|| Date || Author || Description ||
     767||2009-08-11||dipohl||Add documentation improvements by Francesco Potorti` (​||
     768||2009-01-28||ballen4705||Incorporated suggestion from Danie Marais (||
     769||2008-07-17||chfranke||Update info about the /dev/null handling of GNU tar||
     770||2007-01-31||dpgilbert||Incorporate comments||
     771||2007-01-18||dpgilbert||Add Manfred Schwarb's suggestion to store partition table beforehand||
     772||2007-01-16||dpgilbert||Add sections on ReiserFS and damaged partition tables; re-arrange||
     773||2007-01-16||dpgilbert||Combine `BadBlockHowTo?.txt` and `BadBlockSCSIHowTo.txt` into one docbook …||
     774||2006-06-12||ballen4705||Update copyright year||
     775||2006-05-23||ballen4705||Added info about locating bad blocks using LVM. Thanks to Frederic BOITEUX.||
     776||2005-04-26||ballen4705||Typo correction||
     777||2005-04-22||ballen4705||Adding info about the 'dd DIRECT' option.||
     778||2005-04-20||ballen4705||Added hints from Kay Diederichs||
     779||2004-03-21||ballen4705||Added another real-life example||
     780||2004-03-02||ballen4705||Added CVS version tag and copyright info||
     781||2004-03-02||ballen4705||Added passing self-test||
     782||2004-03-02||ballen4705||Added initial draft||
     784== License ==
     786Copyright © 2004-2017 Bruce Allen (
     788Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.
     790For an online copy of the license see