Re: ZIP drive question..
On Wed, Jul 21, 2004 at 12:11:08PM -0500, Jacob S. wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 10:44:53 -0500
> "Forinash, Kyle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi;
> > I'm having a problem mounting a 250Mb internal zip.
> > a. dmesg shows me hdd:IOMEGA ZIP 250 ATAPI FLOPPY
> > b. standard mount procedures (edit '/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip auto
> > user,noauto 0 0' into /etc/fstab followed by mount /mnt/zip) gives:
> > "the kernel does not recognize /dev/sda4 as a block device (maybe
> > 'insmod driver'?)"
> The dmesg output you pasted above shows the zip drive on hdd. As
> root try running "mount /dev/hdd /mnt/zip". If that works, you'll need
> to change the sda4 in your fstab entry to hdd.
> If that doesn't work, you may want to run "fdisk /dev/hdd" as root to
> see if the disk is partitioned weird and then add the appropriate
> partition number to your mount command/fstab entry (hdd1, hdd2, etc.).
> > I'm new to Debian (having just switched from Red Hat), this is a new
> > install of Woody. An earlier message mentioned something about a ppa
> > module but I can find no ref anywhere to that.
> If dmesg is showing that it's already been setup on /dev/hdd, you
> shouldn't need to load any more modules... except maybe fat or vfat, but
> that would be a totally different error from what you pasted above.
IIRC the ppa module is for the parport version of the ZIP drive (and in that
case it _is_ /dev/sda4 ), but for the internal drive it should be as Jacob
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