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Krazykrl 10-22-2004 11:04 AM

Cannot read Zip Disk
Hey guys....I have FC2, My Zip100 drive is connected via IDE.
It shows up under 'Computer' as 'Zip Drive' When I insert a disk and double click, I get a message saying "Unable to mount the volume. There is probably no media in the device" Below it reads "mount: /dev/hdd4 is not a valid block device". This is a dual boot system, the Zip works in Windows 2003 Server just fine. Ideas?

ToniT 10-22-2004 11:35 AM

hdd4 is not necessarily the right block device. That refers to the fourth partition in the slave of the secondary ide bus.

Krazykrl 10-22-2004 02:26 PM

So what can I do to fix it?

ToniT 10-22-2004 07:43 PM

1. Figure out where that zip-drive is.
2. Use it from there.

1. For example figuring where it physically is or examining the contents of /proc/ide

2. mount /dev/hdXN /mnt/foo
where X is correct location in the bus, N the number of the partition (probably 1) and /mnt/foo is the directory where you want to mount the disk.

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