Does Fedora Core 5 has any Disk Diagnostic program with it?
I think my problem is because of my HDD.
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Link is broken? I corrected it.
Remember this? I reinstalled Fedora once again. This time I partitioned it myself without using LVM. It worked. Because I was not sure about the installation correctness, I selected minimum of components. But now when I enter its add/remove program, it can't retrieve information and gives an error. I think my HDD has a problem. Maybe BIOS checksum fails are because of this.
As I know, no program will right or change anything in BIOS. But it gives me a checksum fail always after linux setup. It can't be accidental, even if my mobo is faulty.
Yeah, well what does fsck report? Try swapping the hard drive. See if that changes anything.
I turned on system opened a terminal and wrote fsck in it. It warned me that running fsck on mounted drives can cause several damages on file system. I didn't know what to do. I typed unmount and terminal respond file or command not found. So I typed man mount, and in its manual I found the command for unmounting is umount. I typed umount /dev/hdb and it answered it is not mounted. I typed umount / it said it is busy. I used -L command, nothing happend. I closed terminal and opened another, it gave me an error "can not open child window". I restarted the computer. Linux didn't load X windows, so I restarted it again. It automaticaly went to text mode for maintanance. Then started fsck, but stopped working and told me do it manually. So I ran it with -c -v switches. It find some errors and corrected them (many lost chains). It also find 8 badblocks.
I knew my HDD had badblocks, but I didn't noticed during installation so maybe Linux is installed on badblocks. Anyway I reinstalled Linux and just formatted partitions. The problem didn't solved. It can't install packs from its CDs after installation.
I forgot to select KDE and it doesn't install it, it says can not retrieve information or something.
How can I mark badblocks on HDD in installation time, so linux wont copy itself there.
OK, you use umount to unmount a partition. The only way you can unmount a partition, though, is if you've changed to lower-level directory than the one you're currently trying to unmount.
This means that you need a Live CD or another operating system to run fsck on the other drive.
I don't really know of a way to mark the operating system to avoid putting data there, and anyway it's much safer just to buy a new hard drive. Don't you?
Yes it will be safer.
As I know when MS scandisk mark a bad sector on HDD it will write it somewher (maybe FAT), so it wont write anything on that location later.
As I scaned the drive there is no need for Live CD I think.