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Old 11-07-2003, 08:55 PM   #1
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Why can't I automount my zip drive?


I have an Iomega Zip 100 drive attached to my parallel port. It is configured correctly as my system recognizes it and I'm able to save to the diak. The problem is, I can't seem to get the drive to mount automatically each time I boot my pc. I have to mount it manually. I've tried editing my /etc/fstab file as follows with no success:

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100.0 ext3 auto,user 0 0

I've changed the noauto option to auto.


Can anyone help me?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:08 PM   #2
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Is your zip disk really ext3 formated? I suspect its really vfat. And if it is really ext3 verify your using 4th partition.

BTW do you have any other drive device using scsi or scsi emulation
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:51 PM   #3
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Its vfat. Change that firstly.

Secondly, by mounting maually do you have to type mount /dev/sda4 yadayada?
Are you in X?
If so, when you change the ext3 to vfat in /etc/fstab then create a link to the drive on ur desktop. that easy.

Also, are you loading the ppa module?
check lsmod

also, change auto back to noauto. maybe even add this line umask=000 to that section as well to allow all users, not just root, to mount it.

I have the same drive and thats how mine is setup.
Zip was probably the easiest thing to setup on my system!

There is a guide over at Iomega if you haven't seen it already.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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you're doing better than the rest of us.
would you mind telling us which distro and version you're using that was able to recognise the zip drive?????
 
Old 04-26-2006, 05:24 AM   #5
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Haha way to dig up an old thred!

It was Slackware 9.1 back then I think.

Cheers.
 
  


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