Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 10-07-2001, 02:16 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Irving,TX
Distribution: Suse 7.1 Pro
Posts: 25

Rep: Reputation: 15
Smile Iomega Zip 250 Installation(mount)

I have Suse Pro 7.1 Linux.I have tried to learn how to mount my Iomega Zip 250 Drive,but I only have the concept down;I need the nuts and bolts of it.I am begining to know mount,kernel compilation,and driver installation,but I can't seem to bring it all togather.I downloaded the linux driver from Iomega.I think I have the right kernel package,but I don't know how to verify it.I believe I have downloaded Ziptool from the CD,but I don't know what purpose it fullfills.Is it a GUI for zip administration?I really don't know if I am using the right command prompt.I am using the"xterm" shell.I have only used Linux for a month. Mark
Old 10-08-2001, 11:23 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: México (Juárez)
Distribution: SuSE 9.3
Posts: 108

Rep: Reputation: 15
Hi !!!

What kind of interface is your zip drive, parallel, scsi, or ide?

If it's scsi or parallel then you can use ziptool with it, but I recomend that you download jaZip (an improved version of ziptool with GUI) from here:

In case that your drive is IDE, then you need to do some things first to emulate scsi on ide devices (ziptool and jaZip only support scsi devices)

1.- open yast and go to system admin -> kernel and boot config, now in there in the field of append for boot parameter (or something like that) type:

(where x is the letter of your drive a,b,c,d-> a=primaster, b=prislave, c=secmaster, d=secslave)
save and exit yast

2.- Go to /etc/init.d/ and open the archive "boot.local" and type at the end of the file:

/sbin/modprobe ide-scsi
save and close

3.- Now go to /etc/ and open the archive "modules.conf" and search for the line that says scsihostdapter off and change it for scsihostadapter ide-scsi
save and close

4.- Extract the downloaded file and enter that directory, open the archive "main.c" (or main.h don't remember exactly) and change the device /dev/sda with sda4 (for some unknown reason iomega drives use block 4)
save and close

5.- Install the program and enjoy.

Old 10-08-2001, 01:36 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Irving,TX
Distribution: Suse 7.1 Pro
Posts: 25

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you!

Thank you again for your responces.You must be a teacher because you are so patient and helpful. I do have the parallel zip drive. Mark


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
unpluging USB IOMEGA Zip 250 k5knt Linux - Hardware 2 04-11-2005 08:23 PM
SCSI Iomega Zip Drive--Can't Mount it, I think it's a kernal problem... TheMusicGuy Slackware 8 10-11-2004 05:33 PM
Zip 250 USB Mount aclarion Linux - Hardware 9 09-26-2004 10:53 PM
Installing an external Iomega USB powered Zip 250 decster Linux - General 2 09-20-2002 11:34 AM
Iomega Zip 250 External PARRALEL port not loading/installing shassouneh Linux - Hardware 7 05-08-2002 12:55 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration