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Old 08-06-2003, 12:00 AM   #1
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don't want zip drive read on boot, can't eject

I have dual boot RH8 and am a linux convert for life. I would like NOT to have a zip disk in the drive when I boot, and I can't 'eject /mnt/zip'.
Some details. Have RH8, works fine. Have IDE Zip 100 disk drive, which works fine under WIN98. When I boot RH8 it needs the zip disk in the zip drive, or it generates an apparently endless list of "hdd: lost interupt" messages. With the zip disk in the drive, boots and runs fine, and I can read the contents (vfat, anyway). Removing 'kudzu' from fstab doesn't keep the boot process from hanging, nor does changing the file ext to vfat.

The fstab entry is

/dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

also, I get this error

# eject /mnt/zip
eject: unable to eject, last error: Input/output error

So, I seem to have to have a disk in the drive at boot, and I can't eject the disk to change it once I have booted.

Like I said, I tried eliminating kudzu from the above line in fstab, but I am reluctant to stop kudzu entirely. If I comment out the above line in /etc/fstab, it thoughtfully reappears ( courtesy of kudzu?). I tried changing the type to vfat, in case the probe of the type was causing the interrupts that were hanging the boot, but no change, still a long string of hdd: lost interrupt. Mount and umount seem to work just fine, and mount generates an icon which also works fine (except the 'eject')
Perhaps I am stuck with having a disk in the drive at boot. Even if so, how do I get it out while linux is running? (this *is* the newbies section, so I will mention that I pressed the physical eject button)
Thanks and note I make affero contributions...


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