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Old 07-20-2001, 02:18 PM   #1
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zip-mounting problem


OK, so I decided I wanted to use IOmega zipdisk in Linux... so I went to the IOMega site, found myself some information ( ) and took off...

if you check the page, you will see that I have to use modprobe like this:
  • modprobe imm (for new iomega parallel port drives)
  • modprobe ppa (for older parallel port drives)
  • modrprobe vfat (to load both fat.0 and vfat.0)

Now, only imm fails (because indeed I have a rather older zip-drive - but I tried them all, you never know...)

so, I also add /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100 vfat noauto,user 0 0 to fstab... (NOTE that I use sda4 as stated by iomega...)

OK, the icon appears on my desktop (yes, I use KDE; I'm a newbie) I inserta zip-disk in the driver and select 'mount'... All goes well, no problems, I can access the disk, read, write, whatever...

OK, I unmount, and insert another disk (I remove the other disk first, it would be damaging to the first disk ) I select 'mount' again and then it says: "/dev/sda4 is not a valid block device..." (most likely a hidden "666 - Incompetent User"-error )

NOTE that when I use sda1 instead of sda4 in the fstab, I can mount and use the second disk, but I cannot mount the first disk...

What on earth is wrong...? Some help please

oh, yes, maybe important to mention... I have a printer (HP 660C) plugged into my zipdrive... but that one worked fine when the zip-disk wasn't in use and it still does... Nevertheless, is lpd my cause of trouble?

Last edited by Thomas_Delrue; 07-20-2001 at 02:22 PM.


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