HDD bad sectors repair

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 12:34:06 UTC 2010

'On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:43:04PM -0700, Hristo Petkov wrote:
> Hi,
> I am on F11 and the the HDD is Samsung HD320KJ - nothing exotic.
> I have bad sectors on my HDD and there is no option to repair them -
> the S.M.A.R.T. provides only information and an option of erasing
> the whole disk, and also a notification that my hard disk is sliding
> down. I disabled the notification, but the problem remains.
> I found .iso image of HUTIL on the website of Samsing, burned it on
> a CD and it detects at the Read Surface Scan test one bad sector,
> allocated to C:10992 H:1 S:1379 Ecc error I expect when I write in
> the linux terminal: badblocks -r /dev/sda:10992 H:1 S:1379 to repair
> the bad sector, allocating the data somewhere else - however nothing
> of the kind is anticipated.

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