[linux-audio-user] Ardour Crash + can't boot

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Wed Apr 28 05:19:36 EDT 2004

I believe that "check for bad blocks" runs the badblocks command with
the -w option.  It writes a pattern to every block and then reads it to
check that it's OK.


On Wed, 2004-04-28 at 06:01, Aaron Trumm wrote:
> Well, y'all, to continue this little discussion
> Fernando asked what the exact error I got was, when I was trying to
> REINSTALL RedHat - it was:
> Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/hda
> I actually gathered up backups (what I had) and swapped drives around, put
> the drive in question in another machine as slave, the machine booted fine
> of course but this drive failed to mount, and Gnome's hardware browswer
> showed the drive, but the root partition said "no filesystem"  Then I
> swapped some more and it now sits alone in a machine, and I'm attempting to
> wipe clean and install Red Hat, and I'm getting the above error periodically
> during the preparation stage (before you actually click "install")
> Sounds like bad disk to ME - but I'm going forward with the install just for
> fun.  Told disk druid to check for bad blocks.  Is this going to format the
> drive, low level format, or just?  what? - i dunno what other options I
> would put in that list *laugh*
> fun fun fun

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