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Old 12-03-2003, 06:24 AM   #1
eaglegst
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Question zip disk on Debian


Hi there.
I am trying to read some files from a zip drive.
The kernel(2.4.23) detects it as:

kernel: hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
...
kernel: hdd: attached ide-floppy driver.
kernel: hdd: No disk in drive
kernel: hdd: 98304kB, 96/64/32 CHS, 4096 kBps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm

After I inserted a windows format disk, I tried to mount it with
"mount /dev/hdd /mnt/zip"
"mount /dev/hdd1 /mnt/zip"
"mount -t auto /dev/hdd /mnt/zip"
mount said "you must specify the filesystem type"

Then I tried "mount -t vfat /dev/hdd /mnt/zip"
It complaint "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hdd,
or too many mounted file systems"

-The light on the drive did flash when I tried to mount it.
-My kernel has fat/msdos fs support
-I can read the disk on win98 with no problem.

What's wrong with my Debian?

Can anyone help me? Thanks.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:01 AM   #2
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Try mounting it as /dev/hdd4

John
 
Old 12-04-2003, 12:10 AM   #3
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Thank you so much. It works.
Just wondering how you figured it out.
loop mounting on every hdx ?
Is there a conventional(standard/easy) way of doing that?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 06:07 AM   #4
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Hi,

It's one of those odd things. It doesn't fit with any explanation I've ever come accross about how hard drives and partitions are named (hdd4 should be the fifth filesystem on the fourth ide drive). I suppose it just has to do with how Iomega decided to make the disks.

I can't claim to have figured it out, just found the information by rooting around in documentation and webpages.

John
 
  


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