Re: Just a tip for you zip100 users
Deryk Barker wrote:
well, i wonder. I have only 2 IDE devices, so why are they mounting as
hdc and hdd instead of hda and hdb?
That does seem strange.
Thus spake John Manko (firstname.lastname@example.org):
I've been running RedHat for a few years now, but decided to change to
to test myself, :). And I've been learning a lot.
I decided to backup to my zip some code I was working on.
However, after the "conversion", I couldnt mount the zip under debian,
and it was killing me.
Until I took a very close look at dmesg....
# dmesg | more
hdc: Hewlett-Packard CD-Writer Plus 8200, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hdc: ATAPI 24X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache, DMA
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
hdd: 98304kB, 196608 blocks, 512 sector size
hdd: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm
Do you notice that the zip (hdd) drive is actually partitioned (hdd4)?
so, instead of mounting
# mount /dev/hdd /mnt/zip -t vfat
I have to
# mount /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip -t vfat
It took me a while to realize this, and quite a pain in the ass.....
Hmmm, this is strange. I've been using a Zip drive for several years,
attached to a SCSI adapter, through various flavours of Mandrake (OK,
I've seen the error of my ways) and *always* had to mount it as
The reason it's partition 4 is apparently to do with Mac
Also, does anyone know why Mac needs the partition 4?
Where zip's originally designed to be used with Mac hardware?