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Old 11-29-2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Impossible to acces/read/write on my Zip Disk

I work with debian and I use a Zip 100 Usb drive. Now I cannot read any Zip Disk and when I try to format again them the message is : "I cannot read: bad block 0" .
So I tryed to use Fdisk, sfdisk, parted, mformat, dd etc end all answer :" I cannot read disk, I cannot open device ....bad address."
I wonder : It is possible to open and format my Zip again ?.

I open The Others Zip in the same partition : /dev/sda4 .

Is there a software for Linux/Windows that can "unhinge " my Zip ?.


Old 11-29-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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This may be a dumb question but do you have USB support installed in the kernal? You can do a dmesg | less to see if you have any usb loaded by the kernal.
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Hope this helps :]
Old 11-30-2003, 11:46 AM   #4
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Actually, going with what Imyrryr posted, just go ahead and post up a chunk of "dmesg" right here, any of it that has the device scan for the scsi device.


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Yes. I work god with my other ZIp So It means thet all is right (usb module, mount point, permission, etc) . I just cannot acces to my damaged Zip. dmesg says thet cannot read partition table in the Zip becouse the block 0 is bad. But what can I do ?

Any suggestions




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