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Re: ZIP drive

>>>>> "Magossa'nyi" == Magossa'nyi A'rpa'd <mag@bunuel.tii.matav.hu> writes:

    Magossa'nyi> On Mon, 1 Sep 1997, Michael Harnois wrote:
    >> Milos Prudek <prudek@sol.cz> writes:
    >> > Could someone help me with the installation of parallel
    >> version of > iomega ZIP under Debian Linux? I do not know where
    >> to start...
    >> Can you do it from a stock Debian kernel? I'm not sure. I'm
    >> doing it under 2.1.51 and it's easy from there ...

    Magossa'nyi> It is easy with 2.0.30 at least. I am not brave
    Magossa'nyi> enough to use more instable kernel than that.  All
    Magossa'nyi> you have to do is to compile the module for it, and
    Magossa'nyi> modprobe ppa when you want to use it. You will have
    Magossa'nyi> /dev/sda to mount the disks from.

 You can get it to be autoloaded by `kerneld' iff you edit the
"/lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.dep" file after you `depmod -a`.
Attached is a diff; you'll have to hand edit though; I doubt if this
will work as a patch.

 I've found that `ppa' works best as a module, since that way, you can
plug the Zip in with the computer already booted, and when the driver
is inserted, it gets initialized.  Otherwise, with it compiled in, you
have to reboot before the computer will "see" the drive.  (Sound is
the similar thing.  When quake screws up the sound driver, you can
unload and reload the module to fix it. Otherwise it takes a reboot.)

 I'm using 2.0.30 with the `parport' patch and the Curtin ppa driver.
It's a lot faster than the stock ppa from 2.0.30.  If you look on
http://www.linuxhq.org/, you should be able to find the parport
patch...  I think.

 This is a bug in `depmod', isn't it???  I reported it once.
--- /lib/modules/2.0.30/modules.dep~	Thu Jul 24 12:34:18 1997
+++ /lib/modules/2.0.30/modules.dep	Thu Jul 24 12:35:36 1997
@@ -20,7 +20,7 @@
+/lib/modules/2.0.30/fs/isofs.o: /lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/sr_mod.o
 /lib/modules/2.0.30/fs/vfat.o: /lib/modules/2.0.30/fs/fat.o
@@ -54,7 +54,7 @@
-/lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/ppa.o: /lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/scsi_mod.o
+/lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/ppa.o: /lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/sd_mod.o
 /lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/sr_mod.o: /lib/modules/2.0.30/scsi/scsi_mod.o
mailto:karlheg@inetarena.com (Karl M. Hegbloom)
Portland, OR  USA
Debian GNU 1.3.1  Linux 2.0.30+parport AMD K5 PR-133

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