Re: new harddrive with media error

From: Al Viro
Date: Sat Dec 30 2006 - 19:12:45 EST

On Sat, Dec 30, 2006 at 06:33:52PM -0500, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Alexander Nagel wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >i installed a new drive (WDC WD5000KS-00M) in my computer and installed
> >WinXP on it. Afterwards i installed Debian etch on the second one
> >(HDS722512VLSA80). Everything works fine so far, but during every boot i
> >get following messages in dmesg [1]
> >Kernel [2] is 2.6.18 as default kernel in etch.
> >the board is a asusboard with via chipset [3]
> >The problem is that the boottime is very long, for every "media error" ~
> >3 sec. :-(
> That's because your hard disk has errors.
> Maybe not on the whole disk, but some parts of the disk are
> certainly broken. It's a good thing you discovered this so
> soon after installation, and are not relying on it yet with
> all your personal data.
> You'll want to exchange the disk for one without media errors.

>From the look of it, I'd say that it's size reported by disk being
more than what's accessible. Take a look at the block numbers...
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