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Old 11-20-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
jboydt
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Formatting a zip disk for backup


I have a SCSI 100MB Zip drive connected to my Dell Dimension L700cx using Ubuntu 7.10. The Zip disk shows on the desktop but I can not determine how to format the disk so I can transfer files for backup.
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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I typically use a GParted for all my formatting and partitioning needs. Just make sure you're working on the correct device (SCSI's are typically /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc -- but so are SATA hard disks and USB keys).
 
Old 11-20-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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Hi jboydt, Welcome to lq. You may find your answer here.

http://howtos.linux.com/howtos/ZIP-Drive.shtml

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/ZIP-Drive.html

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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