[ILUG] zip drives...
vcunniff at arbgroup.com
Wed Nov 3 15:50:42 GMT 1999
ilug-admin at linux.ie wrote:
> --- "Breathnach, Proinnsias(Dublin)" <breatpro at MLE.CO.UK>
> > Is there an easy way to say 'mount /mnt/zip' and have it
> > check both sda4 and
> > sda1 ?
> Internal Zip drives work a little differently; on all disks I
> had changed the partition with Linux fdisk, whether to 1 or 4,
> I had to mount /dev/sda, which meant I could save an fstab
> entry. The disk that came with my external drive needed to
> have the partition number specified when mounting, though.
> In other words, internal Zip is handled like a floppy.
> mkdosfs or mke2fs /dev/sda is all it takes to format it.
> (I suspect fdisk is really unnecessary)
> The people handling the different drivers should really do
> something about this inconsistency. Internal Zip is always
> handled like an internal SCSI unit, while parport Zip is like
> a world of its own.
I have an internal IDE zip, and it behaves the same as an IDE
hard disk. It's /dev/hdd4.
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