internal zip drive support on a G3 laptop
David A. Gatwood
dgatwood at mvista.com
Mon Aug 2 09:24:52 EST 1999
On Sun, 1 Aug 1999, brad allison wrote:
> It doesn't appear that I can mount my internal zip drive from either bay.
> I'm using gdr's 2.2.10 off of (http://gdr.free.fr/linux.html).
> bash-2.03# dmesg |grep -i zip
> hdc: IOMEGA MAC ZIP 100 MAC ATAPI, ATAPI CDROM drive
> bash-2.03# mount -t hfs /dev/hdc /zip
> mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdc,
> or too many mounted file systems
> I've tried it in both the left (hde) and right (hdc) bays.
> Since it's a mac formatted zip disk it should mount up as hfs file system.
Zip disks, just like hard drives, normally have partitions. Unless you've
done something really bizarre to create a whole-disk partition, it should
be something like /dev/hdc3 or whatever. Check with pdisk to get the
actual partition number.
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