Chris Lumens clumens at
Wed Aug 17 14:02:06 UTC 2005

> I am trying to scan for badblocks during the partitioning phase of a kickstart install.
> However, despite that "--badblocks" is specified on the "part" lines in ks.cfg,
> the format commands shown on virtual console 3 during the install are just.
> * Format command:  ['/usr/sbin/mke2fs', '/tmp/hda1', '-i', '4096', '-j']
> I do not see a -c being passed to mke2fs, or any other evidence that the badblocks
> check is actually happening. Is there anything else that I should be doing?
> Sorry if this is a FAQ, but I searched and did not find it.

According to, badblocks checking is no longer supported.
You should be seeing a message about it in /tmp/anaconda.log.  I'll
verify that the documentation reflects this and also perhaps modify to complain much more loudly.

Here's the relevant section:

     elif str == "--badblocks":
 	# no longer support badblocks checking
 	log.warning("--badblocks specified but is no longer supported")

- Chris

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