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Maxtor 80G won't work with ACER Inspire One notebook useing linus

I have a Maxtor 80G whihc i have used for 6 months with my Windows laptop very succesfully. I have just bought an ACER Insipre One notebook thaqt used Linus software and it won't work. The notebook gives an error message, ''failed to mount 80G volume - unknown file system ntfs''

the notebook supplier tells me it is due to the linus software and i might be able to donwload a Maxtor driver so that it will work. Is there such a thing and where will i find it on the Maxtor web site


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  • jacqui_jones Dec 28, 2008

    Bubbabear64, thanks for the info, i have looked at the Seagate site but i cannot see anything about upgrades for linux software, any ideas?

  • jacqui_jones Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks for the info but i have looked on the Seagate site and there seems to be no mention of computability with Linux software - does anybody have any ideas?





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Here is the support section for Maxtor:

Seagate acquired Maxtor a few years ago and is handling all support on Maxtor products.

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  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Dec 28, 2008

    The drive has ntfs on it. That format is used for Windows XP, 2000, and Vista computers only. What you are going to have to do is format the drive in linux to get it to work. Then it should mount. If you can't format in linux check on the link I gave you to get the maxtor utility to format it then it should work.



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