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    Question scandisk of Fedora

    Does Fedora Core 5 has any Disk Diagnostic program with it?
    I think my problem is because of my HDD.
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    Like fsck?

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    Link is broken?[edit] 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.
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    Yeah, well what does fsck report? Try swapping the hard drive. See if that changes anything.

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    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.
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    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?

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    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.
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