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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Soren Andersen [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 12:13 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.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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