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Old 08-19-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
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Unable to mount zip drive in Mandrivia 2006.0

Does anyone know what drivers are needed in order to access a internal zip drive? When I place a zip disk in the drive that contains data and try and read the disk nothing happens the drive does not spin nothing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Zip drives like to be slave IDE drives. To force the drive to access the disk, type fdisk -l as sudo or su. Assuming the zip drive is /dev/hdb. The disk will be /dev/hdb4. Please do not ask why. After that, you can just mount the disk. To mount it, type sudo mount -t auto -o rw /dev/hdb4 /mnt/disk. This assumes that you are in the wheel group and sudo is installed with the proper config.
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Thanks for the help that took care of it for me.


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