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Old 09-17-2001, 03:17 PM   #1
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new dumb question: use of parallel port ZIP?


How do I get Linux to identify-much less mount-a 100MB parallel port ZIP drive?
 
Old 09-17-2001, 07:48 PM   #2
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Linux sees it as a SCSI disc. There's a howto at www.linuxnewbie.org and undoubtedly others (linuxdoc etc) you need to do a recompile with the specific iomega scsi driver as a module or in the kernel itself, and away you go. I had a problem with the SCSI setup as I was trying to get a usb 250 zip going at the same time. Ended up removing the parallel drive (use it for norton rescue on laptop only). There are some iomega tools for linux at www.iomega.com as I recall.
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Old 09-18-2001, 10:27 AM   #3
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http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/intel.../mountzip.html

Is this what you referred to? It doesn't mention anything about compiling the SCSI driver, so I'm a bit confused...!
 
Old 09-18-2001, 11:07 AM   #4
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You need the iomega ppa module. It's in the scsi setup section of xconfig. If you've got the original install of whatever you're running, it's probably there already. Try the instructions in the nhf and see.
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Old 09-18-2001, 01:41 PM   #5
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This thread on the forum may well answer some questions too

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 09-18-2001, 04:59 PM   #6
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The thing is, I don't currently use X with Linux...just plain bash. I don't need X to use a ZIP, right...?!

Sorry for all the silly questions...I am clueless!
 
Old 09-18-2001, 08:16 PM   #7
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Equally the driver is in menuconfig. You need to make a mount point...

mkdir /mnt/zip
chmod 0777 /mnt/zip

Now insert the module

insmod ppa

now try mounting
mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip

the vfat is assuming you've got a windoze disk, for some reason this is the 4th partition on the drive. If you've got a linux disk, use e2fs and sda1 above.

This should get it mounted.

Jim
 
Old 09-18-2001, 08:33 PM   #8
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drjimstuckinwin, thank you so much! Is that all that's necessary for console mounting/access of ZIP? If so, I'm lucky.

Also, can fdformat/superformat be used on ZIPs, or do I have to use the Iomega tools (I know the answer is probably the latter, but I'm just checking...!)
 
Old 09-18-2001, 08:42 PM   #9
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I think standard formatting should work, but I keep my disks as fat32 so never tried.
Hope it all works.
Jim
 
Old 09-18-2001, 08:52 PM   #10
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drjimstuckinwin, thank you so much! Is that all that's necessary for console mounting/access of ZIP? If so, I'm lucky.

Also, can fdformat/superformat be used on ZIPs, or do I have to use the Iomega tools (I know the answer is probably the latter, but I'm just checking...!)
 
  


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