Thanks, miknight, for the link. It might come in handy in the future.
Before your responded to my question, I found the disk management tool in KDE. It has an option to format a floppy for Zip disk. I tried it out and everything seems to work fine now. I mount the drive as /dev/hdd. Can a zip disk be mounted as either IDE or SCSI? If so, is there any advantage to doing it one way or the other?
Originally posted by miknight
After a bit of Googling I found this page:
It seems to have instructions to fdisk and format the zip disk. The example uses the SCSI emulation but you should be able to replace any mention of /dev/sdd with /dev/hdd if you want to continue using the ide-floppy driver.
I've never tried this before though - hope it works for ya!