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Old 08-02-2004, 02:18 PM   #1
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Iomega Parallel zip drive question???

I am using
Redhat 9
Kernel 2.6.7 Compiled myself
Gnome 2.6.1 Compiled myself
Iomega Zip drive Parallel 100, the earliest one zip drive.

I already run modprobe imm, and ppa

but when i run fdisk -l

I don't see any /dev/sd* ???
I only see my harddrive there

anyone know why is that happen?
Why /dev/sd* is not showing up

are there possible with the kernel?
If yes, which option i need to compiled with the kernel to make it work?

Old 08-02-2004, 03:13 PM   #2
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From what I remember about using an Iomega Zip 100 parallel drive..

Your FAT disk will show up as /dev/sda4
You need to mount before you'll see it anywhere.
The older drives use a different driver than the newer drives. I don't recall the difference right now, but I remember it did make a difference at one point when I was still using Zip 100's.

mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
Old 08-02-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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it is not work, it said , "mount: /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device"
but when my type dmesg. I already saw the iomega driver is okay
SCSI0: Iomega VPIO (ppa) interface
Ventor: iomega Model: Zip 100 Rev: J.03
Type Direct Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

when i type fdisk -l
i can not see anything with /dev/sda

my zip drive using the printer port.

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