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I'm trying to install Mandriva 2007. But at the beginning of the installation, where the partitioning begins, i'm receiving an error: An error occurred ext3 formatting of sda1 failed. the ...
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    New to Linux, Need some advice please.


    I'm trying to install Mandriva 2007. But at the beginning of the installation, where the partitioning begins, i'm receiving an error:

    An error occurred
    ext3 formatting of sda1 failed.

    the Hard disk I want to use is an IDE Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9 250gb,
    the jumper is set to master.
    I have two drives and both display error messages.

    I have a Samsung 160gb and that works fine.

    is there a problem with the Maxtor drives?

    I would be grateful for any help.

    Vish06

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    Not sure of the solution exactly, but I did once read that Maxtor drives can cause issues when there's a secondary hdd which isn't another Maxtor.
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