I apologize if this question has been answered previously. I've checked through the "similar titles" but haven't exactly had any luck. I'm aware of the problem and I know the solution, I simply don't know how to implement the solution properly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
What I'm experiencing is a SMART failure 05 and I'm being warned that a disk failure is imminent. My old partitions is what is causing the problem and the solution is to skip over the bad sectors via a new partition. I have a 100gb hard drive, and I think it's safe to say that the first 20gb are borked in this regard. How do I set up a partition outside of these first 20gb? Would I designate this as "free space"? Or something else? Please be detailed (e.g. screen shots), I'm fairly computer literate but I'm a beginner when it comes to Ubuntu 12.04.
Thank you for your help!