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Date:      Wed, 6 Nov 1996 21:22:20 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        root <>
Subject:   Re: Bad Sectors
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

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On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, root wrote:

> I have FBSD 2.1.5R on a Zapa motherboard w/32MB RAM.  The affected 
> disk is a EIDE drive.
> I have suddenly come across  a bad sector that is affecting only 4 files
> in the /usr/libexec directory.  These are catman.local, makewhatis.local,
> telnetd and  I have copied all the files, except these 4, into
> a backup directory.  bad144 and badsect do not work as I can't access 
>  How can I recover from this and mark the sectors bad?

Try moving (or copying it from the Live Filesystem CD) to another
directory, for example /usr/bin.  Then try badsect.

Be sure to read the man pages for those utils before using them.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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