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Old 08-08-2002, 06:05 PM   #16
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Yeah, my internal Atapi/IDE 250Mb Zip drive can be mounted at will.
Here's the relevant bit of my lilo.conf file:
        append="devfs=mount hdc=ide-scsi hdf=ide-scsi"
Here's the relevant part of my fstab:
/dev/sda4       /mnt/zip        vfat umask=0,nosuid,user,exec,users,iocharset=iso8859-15,noauto,codepage=850,nodev      0 0
My Zip drive is on hdf (tertiary slave), but is the only harddisk-like drive that can use scsi-emu (hdc=CDRW=/dev/scd0), which is why the fstab line mounts /dev/sda4

Hope this helps (somewhat).
Old 10-12-2004, 07:26 AM   #17
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Smile Internal ZIP problems - which file system type?

Hello to all,
I've been searching for the same answers through these forums. I am using SUSE 8.0 personal, with an AMD Duron 800, 40 GB WD hard drive, HP CDRW (9100), and internal ZIP 250. In my fstab file, it originally read:

/dev/hdd4 /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0

which did not work. After reading this thread, I changed it to:

/dev/hdd /media/zip auto noauto,user 0 0

Not sure why, but hdd works and hdd4 does not. Funny thing, when the drive mounts, the window pops up first with text containing hdd4, but keeps plugging and opens the file manager. Another thing I found odd, there are no items listed in the mnt folder. The CDROM, CDRecorder, zip and floppy are all in the media folder.

Oh, nearly forgot. I did have to change where the shortcut points to on the desktop.

This is the first time I've used Linux on the Internet, and I like it. I've only had the box running SUSE for about two weeks, still dual booting with Winduhs ME. This too, will change in time I hope... Hope this helps.

Dave B


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