Possible to Skip Bad Sectors in Installation?
I am helping a friend whose HDD started to give him troubles. The moe frustrating thing is it is only 13 months old. It came with Windows 7 starter installed in an HP netbook 110-3500.
Anyway, I am planning to double-boot it with Ubuntu and I wanted to know:
1) If it's possible to identify where the bad sectors on the HD are located?
2) Is it possible to skip those bad sectors in installation.
Like if I divide the HD into say... 10 chunks and errors are found in three and four, I am thinking if I can just skip those sectors. It's a 350G HD by the way and my friend won't mind if we get to use only 200G (or lessr) just as long as it can last for at least another year (or two).
Please enlighten me on this. Thank you very much!