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Linksys EFG80 repair / drive retrieval

Have an out-of-warranty Linksys EFG80 which is not operating. Linksys states they do not repair their own equipment out of warranty. Their new NAS (NAS200) is unable to read the drives. Need to have the EFG80 repaired or if not possible a means to retrieve the data from the disk drives in use with the EFG80. Thank you.

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  • ArronA Oct 02, 2007

    Thank you for your input. Linksys Support has stated a Windows XP machine is unable to read the drive(s) directly due to the Linux OS in the EFG80.

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  • venteck0 Apr 16, 2009

    It seems some of my drives are working. Based on the previous comments their FileSystem seems to be based on a version of Linux. Does anyone know what version of Linux may that be?

    Thank you,

    Ruben Nieves



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Haven't tried this, but get UBCD

install the drive as a second drive in an XP machine and boot from the UBCD disk. It should read both the NTFS and the Linux drive.

Good luck.

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apparently the EFG80 uses a particular brand of linux for it's operating system.
if you mount the drive in a machine running linux you should be able to read a retrieve the data.

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