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RE: iomega zip under debian 3.0r1



my 2 cents, from past experience Iomega Zip Drives want to be scsi devices even though they are on your parport. :/ So you may have to have /dev/sd[x]4  /mnt/zip  vfat ... in your /etc/fstab instead of /dev/hd[x]
I'm definately no expert, but hth.
mw


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soren Andersen [mailto:somian@adelphia.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:13 PM
> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: iomega zip under debian 3.0r1
> 
> 
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2003 at 03:21:53PM -0400, Bob Underwood wrote:
> > On Wednesday 16 April 2003 12:36 am, Jerry wrote:
> > > On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 12:35:51AM +0100, Ricardo wrote:
> > > > i've installed an ide Iomega zip100 on my machine but i haven't
> > > > been able to use it under Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r1. Can 
> someone help
> > > > me with this problem?
> 
> > > Well, I'm no expert, see my sig, but I'll take a stab at this.
> > > Someone will surely correct my errors.
> Jerry, see correction below (but I am no expert either).
> > > 1. Create a mount point for your Zip drive, eg: /mnt/zip  or  /zip
> > >    eg: as root type: mkdir /mnt/zip  or mkdir /zip
> > >
> > > 2. Edit your /etc/fstab file, put this line in it:
> > >    /dev/hdd	/mnt/zip	vfat	user,noauto	
> 0	0
> > >         ^^^      ^^^^^^^
> > > 	^change these^ to match your setup
> 
> In the /etc/fstab file:
>       /dev/hd[x]4    /mnt/zip   vfat   user,noauto    0  0
> 
> Iomega Zip disks are formatted by Iomega tools on MSWindoze 
> and on Linux
> (and by the factories that manufacture the disks) with the working
> partition as partition table entry number 4. Nobody knows why they do
> this. In order to use a MS-DOS/vfat partition on a Zip disk, however,
> you have to take this into account. If you want to reformat
> (fdisk+mke2fs) a Zip disk in a Linux native filesystem, you can use
> /hd[whatever]1, as any normal approach would indicate you'd do.
> 
> Just a little more info, for the archives... HTH.
> 
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