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-if you didn't back up your junk, you didn't need it after your drive crashed
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12-15-2008 08:56 AM - edited 12-15-2008 08:59 AM
Hello everyone. My second attempt to post this. The first disappeared after less than a day.
Same problem here, but I'm running Ubuntu Linix 22.214.171.124. The drive reformatted just fine (from NTFS to ext3), and I can drag-and-drop to and from the FreeAgent Go. But I cannot restart the pooter or cold start it with the drive connected to the USB ports. If I try the computer never completes the boot-up and I get a screen that says "Starting up," a flashing cursor, and nothing more. It says on that screen forever.
I have reviewed every suggestion in this thread and, unfortunately, none of the BIOS setting changes suggested show up in the BIOS on this Dell Inspiron 530 (desktop). I have tried changing the Boot Device Configuration settings by changing the third device from "removable" to "disabled," and the fourth device -- labelled "boot other" -- from "enabled" to "disabled. But those changes made no difference.
This is incredibly inconvenient to have to unplug and replug the USB connectors.
I have tried to get help from both Seagate and Dell tech support. But Seagate provides no assistance for Linux, and Dell Linux support is essentially nothing, even for those who bought the computer with Linux installed (no Windows on this pooter).
Does anyone have any other ideas? Would welcome help.