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Old 07-12-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
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Can't mount Zip Plus drive Parallel on Rh 9

first of all I know this drive works since I can use it fine with XP on the same computer. It is a Zip Plus 100 drive so it works a little different. From all the research I've done, it uses the imm module rather than the ppa module. I have tried the JaZip application that is always mentioned in all the other Zip help threads. When I run JaZip I get an error message stating, "Can't open the device /dev/sda Is there a disk in the drive?"
Yes there is, and it's vfat formated since I can only use it with XP.
It is hooked up in Parallel mode, not scsi.
So here are the stats:

After I do a insmod imm
and run dmesg I get:

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: device reported incorrect length field (61, should be 62)
parport0 (addr 0): SCSI adapter, IMG VP1
imm: Version 2.05 (for Linux 2.4.0)
imm: Found device at ID 5, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
imm: Found device at ID 5, Attempting to use PS/2
imm: Communication established at 0x378 with ID 5 using PS/2
scsi1 : Iomega VPI2 (imm) interface
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 PLUS Rev: J.66
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi1, channel 0, id 5, lun 0
scsi: device set offline - not ready or command retry failed after bus reset: host 1 channel 0 id 5 lun 0
SCSI device sda: 196608 512-byte hdwr sectors (101 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
I/O error: dev 08:00, sector 0
unable to read partition table

running cat /proc/scsi/scsi gives me:

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: MATSHITA Model: CD-ROM CR-508 Rev: XS03
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 PLUS Rev: J.66
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

So it sees the Zip drive, which is a good start...well maybe... or something. However, the sda error stuff in dmesg troubles me.

I have tried mounting the drive using,
mount -t vfat /dev/sda /mnt/zip
I have used sda1 all the way to sda4
I have used sdb1 all the way to sdb4
with error message of it being an invalid block device.

So anyhoo, I've tried to include any info that I know or I have tried. Anyone with any ideas?

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