OK, so I decided I wanted to use IOmega zipdisk in Linux... so I went to the IOMega site, found myself some information (http://www.iomega.com/support/documents/10661.html
) and took off...
if you check the page, you will see that I have to use modprobe like this:
- modprobe imm (for new iomega parallel port drives)
- modprobe ppa (for older parallel port drives)
- modrprobe vfat (to load both fat.0 and vfat.0)
Now, only imm fails (because indeed I have a rather older zip-drive - but I tried them all, you never know...)
so, I also add /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100 vfat noauto,user 0 0
to fstab... (NOTE that I use sda4 as stated by iomega...)
OK, the icon appears on my desktop (yes, I use KDE; I'm a newbie) I inserta zip-disk in the driver and select 'mount'... All goes well, no problems, I can access the disk, read, write, whatever...
OK, I unmount, and insert another disk (I remove the other disk first, it would be damaging to the first disk
) I select 'mount' again and then it says: "/dev/sda4 is not a valid block device..." (most likely a hidden "666 - Incompetent User"-error
NOTE that when I use sda1 instead of sda4 in the fstab, I can mount and use the second disk, but I cannot mount the first disk...
What on earth is wrong...? Some help please
oh, yes, maybe important to mention... I have a printer (HP 660C) plugged into my zipdrive... but that one worked fine when the zip-disk wasn't in use and it still does... Nevertheless, is lpd my cause of trouble?