September 25th, 2007

dread

Dodgy sectors

I've noticed that smartd on the Linux PC has started complaining about a  couple of sectors on the disk:
Device: /dev/hda, 2 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
Reading the FAQ, etc, it seems that this is not (yet) disastrous, and could even be explaining why I was getting errors when attempting to backup via dd. Still, it means I've got some reading-up to do to suss out how to rectify the situation before the magic smoke gets out.