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    Scan disk

    when I installed linux I ran a disk scan and it found bad blocks I never had a bad sector on windows.
    so I ignored this error and installed Fedora Core1.
    My question is: is there a scan disk tool like windows' ? if yes, how can I run it from Linux?

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    fsck, unmount the partition that you are going to scan (generaly this means using a bootable live cd, lke gentoo's or knoppix's) then run fsck /dev/hda5 (or whatever partition you want to scan/fix!
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    you can also use man fcsk for more options in a terminal window..
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