[svlug] Redhat 6.2 formatting HD took over 3 hours!!!
Jeremy D. Zawodny
jzawodn at yahoo-inc.com
Tue Jun 6 20:57:38 PDT 2000
On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 08:42:29PM -0700, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> > think you told it ( accidentally or ?? ) to go and do
> > "bad block" checking too while formating instead of "quick format"
> hmmm. I don't see why that should add HOURS to the format time?
It does. I had the same thing happen when I dropped a 2nd drive in one
of my Mandrake boxes as /music. The format took several hours because
I told it to check for bad blocks. I wish the installer had said,
"this could take half the day on big drives..."
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