On 11/10/2009 04:52 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
However, the second Seagate appears to be OK, and I used it for my
wife's computer last weekend to install 11.2. All went well, and she now
*But*, it takes forever for 11.2 to boot on her machine :-( . And after
it does, the "HD in use" light remains ON.
Cabling and Bios Settings is my bet.
It could also be that the disk drivers are not getting properly loaded
the firs time you boot up in the morning due to the drives not being
ready immediately, which again sounds like cabling and bios settings.
There may also be some jumpers on the drive, although you didn't mention
what cable interface these drives use.
My concern now is: is there a problem with *this*
Seagate HD which
should also be replaced by the shop or is there something else which
needs to be done to stop the "HD in use" light showing?
I'm betting you have two GOOD drives. Any chance of finding another
computer to test these on?
The problem - which has me totally bamboozled - is that I can copy,
using mc (midnight commander), files from the 'old' installation/s of XP
to the external USB and then can copy using mc from the external Maxtor
to the partitions on the new installation of XP.... *BUT* I am unable to
copy the same files from external USB Maxtor to the new XP installation
using anything from within the newly installed XP :-( : there is a
"pretend" copy of the first couple of files but then the whole process
slows to ~20kb/s, and in the final result NOTHING has been copied- the
file name/s contain/s 0 bytes. The error message in XP is, if I recall
correctly, is along the lines of, "cannot write to the destination
<disk/directory>" or similar.
XP driver problem. See if there is a "legacy" driver for XP for that
USB controller. (There may be a bios setting for this as well).
I had a similar problem with disks in a Firewire external enclosure.
Copy would start, slow to nill, and maybe pickup again, but only
when using Vista or Windows 7. With OpenSuse it was very fast.
Microsoft Tech support suggested finding which Firewire controller it
was attached to, and choosing the "Show me the list and let me select"
option, and picking the legacy driver. That fixed it and the Windows 7
machine copies 30% faster than the Linux machine.
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