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Old 07-14-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Iomega Zip 100 parallel drive installation problem


I have a Zip 100 parallel drive connect to printer port
I am using Gnome 2.6.1
Kernel 2.6.7 (ppa is already load it at kernel)
I try to mount my iomega zip drive, but can not work.

I am using this command
mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /iomega

but it is not work here is the error message, I already try a-g
"mount /dev/sda4 is not valid block device"

Actually i don't know my device name is it /dev/sda4 or not. I want to know how do I check that?

Can anybody help me on installation

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Another question
I have go to iomega.com and download the linux driver.
but it is only 2 files in there
one is iw
and another one is readme, which I already read it.

I want to know how do I use it????

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BBMak
 
Old 07-14-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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To mount using iw you should only need the drive address, in my case all I need is sda. EDIT: But if you want to know where the disk is at type "fdisk -l" and that will give you a readout of all the hard disks/removable hard disks on the system. You might have to run that as root though.

Anyways onto the usage of IW:

Create a folder /mnt/zip (doesn't really matter what you call it, but it's where you will mount to)

then use:

iw -m /dev/sda -mp /mnt/zip

Where sda is where your disk is at.

To unmount type:
iw -u /dev/sda

Dark Helmet helped me out in another thread with automating this into a simple file I named mzip. Here's the thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=194860

Last edited by TankerKevo; 07-14-2004 at 08:08 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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What is the use of IW?

The "ppa" module has always worked for me.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 10:31 PM   #4
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What is the use of IW?

The "ppa" module has always worked for me.
To mount and unmount the drive.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 11:26 PM   #5
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I've always just used the normal mount and umount commands, I have never had a problem with them.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 01:52 AM   #6
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Originally posted by MS3FGX
I've always just used the normal mount and umount commands, I have never had a problem with them.
Yeah, I've used it also. But since he asked how to use it i told him.
 
  


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