Re: Need to relocate my zip..
From: Chris (no_thanks_at_bms.umist.ac.uk)
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:28:57 +0100
> Chris wrote:
>> ...and then: mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
> ...why would I want to use vfat?
Assuming you haven't reformatted your zip disks as something else
that's what they are preformatted as.
> mounting as auto seems to work fine, and since I'm only using
> it for linux I probably won't need it. Right or not ?
>> If this works add the appropriate line to /etc/fstab (see man
>> mount for more info).
> Except that here it doesn't seem to get changed to sda4 on my
> Mdk 10.0. I read so many times that it would be essential to
> become sda4 that it startled me that it didn't in any way, I
> almost thought I was lost, but referring to
> /dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/part4 (which only appears a
> minute or so after a disk is inserted) did it for me.
Maybe things have changed from zip100/250 days, but as a previous
poster implied, zip drives are normally accessed via a
pseudo-scsi interface (even when they are attached to an IDE
interface), hence the hdc=ide-scsi at boot-up. Read the zip
drive mini-howto http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/ZIP-Drive.htm