I'm new to Linux, but old to computers. Installed Linux for the challenge and everything okay except:
It recognizes my zip drive, but doesn't show it in drives list (see below), wont' let me configure it (see below), can't read or write to it.
I'm running Suse Pro 9.2
100 mg Iomega Zip Drive
line in fstab is:
/dev/hde /media/zip subfs fs=floppyfss, users, procuid, nodev, nosuid, sync 0 0
In Konqueror I see it shown in /media as /zip
When I poke properties can see it has all the same permissions as the Drive A floppy.
Just now got it to appear as a item in Drives window. When I poke it to see what's on the disk in the drive, a message comes up, says "could not enter /media/zip".
I've been at this on and off for six months now, and begin to wonder it anybody out there is actually using a zip drive on Linux.
Thanks for any help (please assume I know nothing).
Reply to bigrigdriver:
First, thanks for answering. I'm still stuck, but smarter. Your 'lsmod' suggestion confirmed that the system sees my drive. After many more tries the best entry in fstab remains the one in original message--at least the drive shows in a file manager.
I believe the problem is I have an unusual zip drive--it is an
Iomega Zip ATAPI 100 internal IDE drive
Yep, both fish and fowl. I re-read you message today and something clicked. Here is what the hardware list says--it is
Hardware class floppy
IOMEGA Zip 100 ATAPI on an
IDE bus using
Driver: "CMD64x_IDE", "ide-floppy" (exact quote)
Does this give you any more ideas?
Thanks for any help