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Re: checking for bad media

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 22:18:56 -0700 (PDT)

:Had some problems tonight with the 20040913 installer on via epia
:CL10000 hardware. Is there known issues? Everything would work fine
:until a little way into the cpdup phase, exactly the same place each
:time, cd read errors came up, on my old cdrom, a new 656MB one and a new
:burn on a 700Mb capacity cdrom. So I think it's not the media, the drive
:is pretty new but I haven't changed it out yet. Has this board been
:causing problems?
:An unrelated issue, I've got some apparently failed disks. Is there
:something akin to linux badblocks on the installer disk which will do a
:read write test on the drive? I seem to recall a post about that not too
:long ago, but I can't find it...
:// George
:George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
:http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

    Maybe it's the hard disk you are installing to that is having the 
    media problems instead of the CD.  That's the only thing I can think
    of that would result in an error at the same place every time.  Usually
    IDE driver problems, bad cables, and bad CD drives error out in a
    different location each time.

    When a modern HD goes bad the only real solution is to buy a new one.
    It might be possible to salvage it by running the manufacturer's low
    level formatting tool for the drive, assuming one is available.  (This
    also means you'd probably have to load up windoz in order to run the

					Matthew Dillon 

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