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Old 09-25-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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Zip 250 USB Mount


I am fairly new to Linux and have tried different distro's but Suse 9.1 Pro seems to be the best for me. I do have one problem that I can't seem to figure out. My external Iomega Zip 250 (USB) is located in the hardware but I can not seem to write to it. I tried mounting it but must be doing something wrong. Could anyone help me out? My FSTAB file is as follows:

/dev/hdb2 / reiserfs acl,user_xattr 1 1
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=utf8 0 0
/dev/hdb1 swap swap pri=42 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts mode=0620,gid=5 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs noauto 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs noauto 0 0
/dev/sda4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/dvd /media/dvd subfs fs=cdfss,ro,procuid,nosuid,nodev,exec,iocharset=utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy subfs fs=floppyfss,procuid,nodev,nosuid,sync 0 0


Thanks,

Rick
 
Old 09-25-2004, 08:37 PM   #2
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change /dev/sda4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0 to /dev/sda4 /media/zip vfat noauto,user 0 0

type mount is /media/zip mounted on /dev/sda4 if so type ls /media/zip
 
Old 09-26-2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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Re: Zip 250 USB Mount

Quote:
Originally posted by aclarion

/dev/sda4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0
try adding ------- rw ---------after user............
Code:
/dev/sda4           /media/zip            auto       noauto,user,rw           0 0
rw= read,write
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:29 AM   #4
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LQ Addict rw is auto unless ro is stated
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:36 AM   #5
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For vfat partitions the umask option is required for r/w. For all users to r/w use umask=000.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:34 PM   #6
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Not Working

I tried all of the above and nothing seems to work. I know it is locating the ZIp Drive. In the "My Computer" folder it is now listing two extra floppy drives. This is what my Hardware Config is showing:
Zip 250
Bus" scsi
class (spec) Floppy Disk
Device Name: /dev/sda

further down it also says

dev name_2: /dev/sg1


It seems it is listing it as /dev/sda and /dev/sg1 and in the fstab as /dev/sda4

I am very confused! I can also see a Zip Folder in /media/zip

Help!!


Rick
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:56 PM   #7
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type ls /mnt
if you do not see /mnt/zip type mkdir /mnt/zip
than type mount what do you see?
if it is not mounted type mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mntzip

if you are on irc in am on freenode in #WorldLUG
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:36 PM   #8
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Zip 250

Hello enyawix, thanks for replying. There is a /mnt/zip
This is what I get after typing what you told me:

linux:/home/aclarion # mount -t vfat /dev/sda4/mntzip
Usage: mount -V : print version
mount -h : print this help
mount : list mounted filesystems
mount -l : idem, including volume labels
So far the informational part. Next the mounting.
The command is `mount [-t fstype] something somewhere'.
Details found in /etc/fstab may be omitted.
mount -a [-t|-O] ... : mount all stuff from /etc/fstab
mount device : mount device at the known place
mount directory : mount known device here
mount -t type dev dir : ordinary mount command
Note that one does not really mount a device, one mounts
a filesystem (of the given type) found on the device.
One can also mount an already visible directory tree elsewhere:
mount --bind olddir newdir
or move a subtree:
mount --move olddir newdir
A device can be given by name, say /dev/hda1 or /dev/cdrom,
or by label, using -L label or by uuid, using -U uuid .
Other options: [-nfFrsvw] [-o options] [-p passwdfd].
For many more details, say man 8 mount .

I hope this makes sense to you, because I don't know what it means!

Rick

PS. I am going to sleep now so if I don't reply tonight I'll reply tomorrow. Also, I will try the IRC. Thanks again.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:40 PM   #9
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It worked!

I don't know what happened but it seems to work after doing the mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mntzip
The zip files show up under "My Computer" Floppy(3) I'll let you know if it gives me any trouble.

Thanks Again.

Rick
 
Old 09-26-2004, 09:53 PM   #10
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# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip

not # mount -t vfat /dev/sda4/mntzip sorry
 
  


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