Iomega Zip problems

Dr R D Gidden rdg at
Wed May 23 17:22:46 BST 2001


I have a 486 dx4/100, 16MB with an Iomega Zip100 internal 
IDE drive on primary slave slot.  OS is 4.2-RELEASE.

The drive is recognized (with a zip FD in it):
  afd0: 96MB <IOMEGA ZIP 100 ATAPI Floppy>

following ,
I did:
  dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/afd0 count=2  <no error>
  disklabel -Brw afd0 zip100            <no error>
  newfs /dev/afd0                  '0' partition is unavailable

  newfs /dev/afd0c
  afd0: WRITE_BIG - ILLEGAL REQUEST asc=21 ascq=00 error=00
  write error 196607

any ideas?  help gratefully received.
- I have no budget for extra / new hardware :-(


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