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Old 09-05-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
Sammy Jenkis
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Question Finding mountable items (zip drive, etc)


I'm wondering if there's a way to see the items that are mountable on your computer.

Here's my specific situation. I'm using a knoppix HD install. When I would run knoppix off the CD, it found my zip disk automaticly. Now my zip disk isn't mounting automaticly. I know it was something like /dev/sda1 or something like that. I'm just wondering if there's a way to browse the /dev dir and see what things are actually there. I mean if I run an ls in my /dev dir, I get a ton of items. Is there a way to browse that dir and see only real/mountable items? Like if I put in an extra HD or a cd burner and the OS doesn't automaticly mount it, how would I go about finding it in the /dev dir?

Thanks a ton

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Old 09-05-2003, 11:39 AM   #2
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IDE devices are easy.

Primary Master == hda
Primary Slave == hdb
Secondary Master == hdc
Secondary Slave == hdd

If you throw another IDE controller in the box, you'll get hde hdf and so forth.

I *believe* SCSI devices work much the same.
sd0 == first scsi device
sd1 == second scsi device
(though SCSI ID might set it's "sd" number too)

Zip drives via the Parallel port are probably still considered SCSI devices, so that would explain it sitting on sd1

If you run "dmesg | grep hd" you'll see the bootup messages for the IDE bus, might get you going in the right direction.

Don't just start mounting stuff in /dev. /dev is a wasteland
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:00 PM   #3
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To mount automatically you will need a line in your /etc/fstab for the zip disk. You don't say what type of interface it is but it will use SCSI emulation if not a real SCSI device and probably be /dev/sda and zip drives use the 4th partition so you will mount /dev/sda4.

I have never tried knoppix so I can't say wether or not all modules required are being loaded.

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