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Old 11-25-2003, 11:49 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't access zip drive

Ok, My zip drive is recognized by I can't access it with either nautilus or konquerer. I get the message, "auto type fs not supported by kernel." Any one have an idea how I can fix this issue?

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <device> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 0 1
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/fd0 /floppy vfat,auto defaults,user,noauto 0 0
usbfs /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw,devmode=0660,devgid=432 0 0
/dev/hdc /cdrom udf,iso9660 defaults,user,noauto,ro 0 0
/dev/scd0 /cdrom1 udf,iso9660 defaults,user,noauto,ro 0 0
/dev/sda4 /zip vfat,auto adminmenu,defaults,user,noauto 0 0
Old 11-25-2003, 01:51 PM   #2
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I don't know what distro your using but it appears some auto filesystem detection is not supported by the usb zip drive. In fact, I've never seen anything but FAT32 formatted zip disks. Didn't know it supported anything else. Try using this fstab line for your zip drive:

/dev/sda4 /zip vfat user,exec,noauto,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,quiet,umask=0 0 0

You'll have to manually mount and unmount the zip drive in a console which you can do as an ordinary user:

$ mount /zip


$ umount /zip

After mounting you should be able to see the contents in your file manager and have read/write access. For convenience you can also make mounting icons on your desktop at least in kde and I believe in gnome as well though I haven't used it in a while. Post back if your not sure how and are interested.
Old 11-25-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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Hope this helps.
Old 11-27-2003, 10:20 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I'm using Libranet 2.81. I solved my problem by removing the entry for zip from fstab and then used a "scan for removable media" utility provided by the admin portion of this distro. Works fine now.


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