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Old 10-24-2003, 01:15 PM   #16
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I followed both miknight and michaelk's suggests but neither the IDE-Floppy for SCSI methods seem to work. After my attemps, I looked at the new DMESG output and this it what I saw:

FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 16:40.
hdd: [mac] hdd1 hdd2 hdd3 hdd4 hdd5 hdd6
FAT: bogus logical sector size 10541
VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 16:44.
hdd: [mac] hdd1 hdd2 hdd3 hdd4 hdd5 hdd6
hdd: [mac] hdd1 hdd2 hdd3 hdd4 hdd5 hdd6

I appears to me that there is some sort of problem with the disk and I only have one disk to test the drive with. How can I reformat the disk with a DOS format so it can be read by a Windows PC as well as Linux?

I tried fdisk /dev/hdd and the program seemed to recongnize that there was a 100MB disk. Since I don't know what I am doing with Linux's fdisk program, I didn't make any changes.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 12:17 AM   #17
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After a bit of Googling I found this page:

http://artcontext.org/activism/linux...tricks.html#mz

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!
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:15 PM   #18
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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?

Andy

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After a bit of Googling I found this page:

http://artcontext.org/activism/linux...tricks.html#mz

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!
 
Old 10-28-2003, 04:16 AM   #19
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I wasn't aware that you could get a zip drive to work using SCSI emulation, but from what michaelk said it appears it's possible. My guess is that was the method used before there was an ide-floppy driver in the kernel.

Since Zip drives are one of the main targets of the ide-floppy driver, I'd suggest keeping it on that.
 
  


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