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Re: Fedora 7 : Fresh Install, defaulted to Runlevel 3



On 8/4/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-04 at 23:19 -0400, jimacornette netscape net wrote:
> > Anyway, the tools for Linux post-install launched SMART which revealed
> > 3 bad sectors on the drive. I take it the bad sectors was on xp since
> > there was a mini-dump when the computer needed attention. Also, she
> > had 93% usage on the disk which was ntfs and Linux flagged this. I
> > really like all the information Linux provides to the user.
>
> A proper format may be required when you get bad sectors.  If the system
> can write to the drive and clear the blocks (well, the drive pretends,
> in the background), and the warnings go away, you'll probably be okay.
> If you keep on seeing error warnings, I wouldn't trust the drive, at
> all.  Those bad blocks could have been the demise of your XP
> installation.
>
> I like the information Linux provides much more than Windows, too.  I
> had a cheap box that wasn't very reliable, but Windows gave no clues as
> to why.  Linux did, however, give me warnings that I could use to
> diagnose the fault.

I've come to the conclusion that it's Microsoft's policy to not
provide useful information when there is a problem. Just yesterday I
had Windows getting into an infinite loop between login and logout,
with no information provided.

-- 
Fedora Core 6 and proud


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