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Old 11-10-2003, 05:39 AM   #1
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Angry unmountable zip drive?

okay so i've searched the forums and i've tinkered for days, but i still can't get my zip drive to mount. i have an internal zip 100 drive and it worked fine in other distros (mandrake, redhat). i try:
mount -t vfat /dev/hdb /mnt/zip
and get
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb, or too many mounted file systems
i've already added a line to fstab:
/dev/hdb /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner 0 0
what am i doing wrong?!
Old 11-10-2003, 06:05 AM   #2
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I think in fstab it should be:
/dev/hdb /mnt/zip vfat noauto,owner 0 0

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Old 11-10-2003, 06:23 AM   #3
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nope, then it tells me that said fstab line is wrong.
i've also tried mounting as msdos, ext2 and ext3, no dice.
Old 11-10-2003, 07:10 AM   #4
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Two things. Firstly, although the drive is hdb, the disk should have a partition on it, so you should mount hdb4. Also, this can be a little temparmental, so have you tried make it pretend to be a scsi drive? Add hdb=ide-scsi to append section (or kernel parameters) of your bootloader and then edit your fstab to reflect the changes:

/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip auto noauto,owner 0



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