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Old 11-13-2003, 07:09 PM   #1
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zip drive not working


Has anyone been able to get an internal Iomega atapi zip drive to worke under mandrake 9.1? It seems to be recognized, but I get the error "unable to enter directory" /mnt/zip when Konqueror tries to open it. I've read every google I can find and a lot of people seem to have the same problem but there seems to be no clear fix. Ant help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:35 PM   #2
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What are the permissions of the directory /mnt/zip?
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:35 PM   #3
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did dmesg said something about your drive?
Did it say Iomega?
Please gave more details
 
Old 11-14-2003, 05:48 AM   #4
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Mine works fine, make sure your fstab and kernel parameters are correct. Find out which device it is (/dev/hdd?) and add hdd=ide-scsi to your kernel 'append' section. When you boot, make sure your /etc/fstab to reflect the changed with something like /mnt/zip /dev/sda4 auto users,noauto 0 0

Works for me (fstab entry may be skewed, I'm not at a Linux box now).
 
Old 11-14-2003, 02:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the replys everyone,So far nothing seems to work,I get a error on the splash screen when Mandrake boots the says" bad block device,to many mounted filesystems,wrong fs type" . Heres the fstab:
/dev/hda5 / ext3 defaults 1 1
none /dev/pts devpts mode=0620 0 0
/dev/hda7 /home ext3 defaults 1 2
none /mnt/cdrom supermount dev=/dev/hdb,fs=auto,ro,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/cdrom2 supermount dev=/dev/scd0,fs=auto,ro,--,user,iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/floppy supermount dev=/dev/fd0,fs=auto,--,iocharset=iso8859-1,sync,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/removable auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,umask=0,exec 0 0
/dev/hda1 /mnt/windows vfat iocharset=iso8859-1,codepage=850,umask=0 0 0
none /mnt/zip supermount dev=/dev/sda4,fs=vfat,--,user,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-0 0 0
/dev/sdb4 /mnt/zip2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,umask=0,exec 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda4 mnt/zip vfat exec,dev,suid,rw,umask=0 1 1
Here's scanbus if ir will help:
Cdrecord 2.0 (i586-mandrake-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2002 Jörg Schilling
Linux sg driver version: 3.1.24
Using libscg version 'schily-0.7'
scsibus0:
0,0,0 0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'CD-RW GCE-8520B ' '1.00' Removable CD-ROM
0,1,0 1) 'IOMEGA ' 'ZIP 100 ' '12.A' Removable Disk
0,2,0 2) *
0,3,0 3) *
0,4,0 4) *
0,5,0 5) *
0,6,0 6) *
0,7,0 7) *
Anything else I can post to help just let me know,I've been trying to get this to work for over a month now and still no luck,Thanks for all your help,I really appreciate it.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 07:23 PM   #6
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Can you mount a disk in window?
Please post what exactly appears when you trying to mount the disk! and what appears in dmesg
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:36 PM   #7
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You have multiple entries in your fstab for Zip drive.

none /mnt/zip supermount dev=/dev/sda4,fs=vfat,--,user,codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-0 0 0

/dev/sdb4 /mnt/zip2 auto user,iocharset=iso8859-1,kudzu,codepage=850,noauto,umask=0,exec 0 0

Do you also have a flash drive or any other USB drives?

You are probably getting an error because the 2nd fstab entry will try to mount the drive at boot. If you do not have a disk inserted you will get errors. Also the two fstab entries have different /dev i.e. sda4 and sdb4.

Mandrake usually auto configures the system and adds an fstab entry for all devices i.e. the first fstab entry. Have you tried to access the zip drive from a console window and not konqueror?
 
Old 11-15-2003, 10:09 AM   #8
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I'll try to answer the last 2 posts at the same time, when I try to access the drive from the desktop icon,konqueror opens and then I get the error"unable to enter file system" . I believe the other entry in fstab is a usb card reader for a digital camera,but it is not hooked to the system ,the desktop icon for it says it's not mounted.when mandrake boots it tries to mount the zip drive(it comes on and runs for 3 or 4 seconds) then a message on the boot screen say's "bad block device, wrong file system, to many mounted file systems. The zip drive does work on the windows side,and it is a factory formatted disk. I cant give you a dmesg from here,I'm at work on a windows machine. I'll try to post that for you when I get home tomorrow(24 hr shift) I really appreciate all the help on this ,It's become some what of an obsession to get the blasted thing to work.
 
Old 11-15-2003, 10:36 AM   #9
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Well the output of dmesg will tell you which device the zip drive really is. The desktop icon is proabaly looking at /dev/sda. If what your saying is true about the drive spinning then it appears to be really sdb.

You can try to manauly mount the zip drive. Log in as root:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdb4 /mnt/zip

If sdb4 does not work try sda4.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 12:21 PM   #10
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Sorry about the long delay in posting back.Here's the output from dmesg:

Looking for splash picture.... found (800x600, 25593 bytes).
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 80x16
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 32000K size 1024 blocksize
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta-2.4
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:11.1
PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin A of device 00:11.1. Probably buggy MP table.
VP_IDE: chipset revision 6
VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
VP_IDE: VIA vt8235 (rev 00) IDE UDMA133 controller on pci00:11.1
ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hdaMA, hdbMA
ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdcMA, hddio
hda: Maxtor 5T040H4, ATA DISK drive
hdb: SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-612, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hda: DMA disabled
blk: queue c03cb420, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hdb: DMA disabled
hdc: HL-DT-ST GCE-8520B, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
hdd: IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI Floppy, ATAPI FLOPPY drive
hdc: DMA disabled
hdd: DMA disabled
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: host protected area => 1
hda: 80043264 sectors (40982 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=4982/255/63, UDMA(100)
Partition check:
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0: p1 p2 < p5 p6 p7 >
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 32768)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 107k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Mounted devfs on /dev
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 15:32:56 Mar 14 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe800, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe400, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe000, IRQ 21
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: irq 21, pci mem d496cf00
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
ehci-hcd 00:10.3: USB 2.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2002-Dec-20
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 6 ports detected
usbdevfs: remount parameter error
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: v0.11: USB Printer Device Class driver
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,5), internal journal
Adding Swap: 506008k swap-space (priority -1)
hub.c: connect-debounce failed, port 1 disabled
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-1, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x1606/0x60) is not claimed by any active driver.
hub.c: new USB device 00:10.0-2, assigned address 3
printer.c: usblp0: USB Bidirectional printer dev 3 if 0 alt 1 proto 2 vid 0x03F0 pid 0x3C02
usb.c: registered new driver usbscanner
scanner.c: 0.4.10:USB Scanner Driver
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: CD-RW GCE-8520B Rev: 1.00
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: 12.A
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 00
hdb: ATAPI 32X DVD-ROM drive, 512kB Cache, UDMA(33)
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 1, lun 0
SCSI device sda: 196576 512-byte hdwr sectors (101 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
/dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target1/lun0: p1 p2 p3 p4
kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.19, 19 August 2002 on ide0(3,7), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
MSDOS FS: IO charset iso8859-1
MSDOS FS: Using codepage 850
I/O error: dev 08:04, sector 0
FAT: unable to read boot sector
inserting floppy driver for 2.4.21-0.13mdk
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
I/O error: dev 08:04, sector 0
FAT: unable to read boot sector
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE,EPP]
parport0: irq 7 detected
lp0: using parport0 (polling).
Splash status on console 0 changed to off
Hope this helps, Thanks again for all the effort.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:05 PM   #11
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Have you tried to manually mount the zip drive as /dev/sda4?
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:25 PM   #12
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I think you should try to mount /dev/sda instead of /dev/sda4.
I know mostly it's sda4, but just gave it a try.
also, try "hwbrowser" under harddrive section. There might be somehelp for you on which /dev/ did it recognize as your zip.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 05:27 PM   #13
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In addition try:
cat /proc/scsi/scsi
 
Old 11-17-2003, 06:43 PM   #14
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Heres the cat /proc/scsi

Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: HL-DT-ST Model: CD-RW GCE-8520B Rev: 1.00
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: 12.A
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: ffffffff
 
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Well did you try to mount the drive?
 
  


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