RFA -- Mounting Internal Zip Drive

Martin Smith martinsm at gn.apc.org
Sun Nov 12 21:50:51 GMT 2000


do the appropriate devices exist in /dev ?
just htought I would ask the obvious, just in case...

On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, B O'Fallon wrote:

> I am trying to mount my Iomega ATAPI internal ZIP 100 drive. According
> to the /var/log/messages file:
> 
>     /kernel: afd0: 96MB <Iomega ZIP 100 aTAPI> [342/64/96] at ata1-slave
> 
> using PIO0
> 
> Nothing I issue will mount the drive. If I issue
> 
>     mount -t msdos /dev/afd0s4 /mnt or mount -t msdos /dev/afd0c /mnt
> 
> I get a device not configured message.
> 
> If I issue
> 
>     mount_msdos /dev/afd0 /mnt or mount_msdos /dev/afd0c /mnt
> 
> I get a bad (or unrecognized, I don't remember) superblock
> 
> The disk in the drive is formatted as the standard ZIP disk, and under
> Linux is seen as vfat on drive hdd4.
> 
> Please advise.
> 
> Thanx.
> 
> B O'Fallon
> 
> 
> 
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