[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes

Sun Oct 31 19:27:42 UTC 2010
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

Hi All.

Yesterday I was installing Centos 5.5 to my web server, and 
it looks like the main hard drive has gone AWOL.

Fedora 12 put the file system into r/o mode.

The drive is an Hitachi, still under warranty.

There are bad sectors on it, and running the Hitachi DFT 
tool confirms this. Also I cannot repair the bad sectors.

Would this be caused by a faulty I/O chip, or is it safe to 
say it's definately the HDD at fault?

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts

In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.

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