Originally posted by idaho
The error about write permissions is probably referencing the permissions on the device file that you are using to access the zip drive. As root, do a:
chmod a+rw /dev/<your device file>
I tried using the chmod a+rw /dev/hde4 it did not work so I tried using the /dev/zip same results.
So next tried chmod a+rw /mnt/hde4 and /mnt/zip ,it worked . The zip drive now works like a floppy but now their is a dir called lost+found ,is that like a recycle bin.