[ILUG] zip drives...
breatpro at MLE.CO.UK
Wed Nov 3 13:08:09 GMT 1999
Dunno why it's sda4, but it changes to sda1 when you reformat under windows,
that's how the iomega tools tell you when it's been "field-formatted",
although with linux and fdisk you can fool that !
Is there an easy way to say 'mount /mnt/zip' and have it check both sda4 and
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caolan McNamara [SMTP:Caolan.McNamara at ul.ie]
> Just for the record, while sda4 is *usually* the actual partition with
> the data on it, there are situations when it is sda1 instead. This (I
> believe) is something to do with using password or write protection (or
> sommat) on the zip. Something like "if you ever you x protection on
> the zip, then partition 1 is from now on is the data one". Or maybe its if
> you reformat the damn thing under windows. I never tracked down the
> actual reason, but nonetheless I have had a few zips handed to me with
> sda1 as the correct partition. Anyone know the actual reason for this? I
> did read that the reason that sda4 is the partition in the usual case is
> because of whatever way macintoshes want their disk's laid out, and that
> the mac jaz's are the same way.
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