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Old 05-16-2002, 01:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy ATT: pls help: Problems with an Iomega 100 zip

How do I get an Iomega 100 parallel zip drive working under Redhat 7.2? What filesystem should it be? My puter is a Linux workstation. Pls help

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File systems vary, last time I used a zip disk it has a reiserfs file system on it. If the zip came from a Windows environment it probably has a vfat fs on it.
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I have exactly the same drive at home. Try as root:


and look for lines containing "ppa" and/or "imm". If you can't find them, try:

modprobe ppa
modprobe imm

You will get an error message on one of them. The one that was successful will spit out the device file for your ZIP drive (/dev/sda?), probably something like /dev/sda4.

Once you have the device file, you can:

mkdir /mnt/zip
mount /dev/sda4 -t vfat /mnt/zip

if you already made a mount point (/mnt/zip) for your zip drive, substitute /mnt/zip with it.

Well, that's the general 411 with parallel port ZIP drives. Hope this works out for ya. Just FYI, lsmod lists modules (drivers) loaded into the kernel, and modprobe tries to load new modules into the kernel.
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Thanks. Will give it a go.



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