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Old 08-11-2003, 05:43 PM   #1
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Problem formatting and using Maxtor 5000LE external hard drive

I recently bought a 80 GB Maxtor 5000LE external hard drive and have been having two problems with it. First, when I create a partition and format it, it appears (when I use df) that the partition is always 3.9 gb, even though I set it to be much larger.

Secondly, when I copy large (more than about 300 mb) amounts of data to the drive the whole system appears to freeze and I have to pully the plug.

I'm running Mandrake 9.0 on a 733 MHZ Dell laptop. Has anyone experienced similar problems or have any suggestions?

Thank you!

Old 08-11-2003, 05:58 PM   #2
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i have a similar problem with my new dell latitude d500
it seems to go out to lunch when there is a lot of disk activity.
however when the kernel boots up i notice that it says something like:

dell latitude broken bios

i dont know about you but i will try a bios flash


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