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Old 11-04-2001, 08:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Zip250 parallel and Suse 7.1

How do I install a parallel Zip250 in Suse Linx 7.1 Pro? I find it difficult to find consistant instructions.
Old 11-04-2001, 09:59 PM   #2
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mine is an internal, but it should be about the same. connect it and then open yast2. select >misc>hardware info. that will probe everything and display a list of what it found. the zip drive should be under the heading floppy drives(it is for the internal atapi drive anyway) once you find it , note its name. it's probably /dev/sda or something similar.
close yast. then at the root prompt type: mkdir /media/zip and make a simlink: ln -s /dev/sda1 /media/zip. as root open /etc/fstab and enter the line: dev/sda1 /media/zip auto user,noauto, 0 0
save and close. then to create the filesystem enter: mke2fs /dev/sda1. if your using kde, right click the desktop and choose create> floppy device, fill in the device (dev/sda1) and the mount point (/media/zip) click the icons to change them to look like zip floppys, set your permisions and your done. right click the icon and choose mount/unmount, or left click to mount and open the directory automatically.

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Old 11-06-2001, 10:40 AM   #3
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Hi !!!

Also you can have a look here

it is a program "like" iomegaware tools that lets you lock-unlock zip and jaz drives and all that stuff.


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