iomega zip100 issue - Questions

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  1. iomega zip100 issue

    I have a parallel-port iomega zip100 drive that i cannot get to work
    under fedora core-3. it worked fine under RH-9.

    yes, I have the ppa and parport modules loaded.

    HOWEVER, i notice that /dev/sd* does not exist at all!

    All the help i could find involved mounting the drive to /dev/sda4.
    I have no such /dev files on my fedora-Core-3 installation.
    Is this an indication of a deeper problem?
    (I tried using /dev/parport[0-3] instead, to no avail.)

    FWIW - on a fedora-core-3 system at home, i have a USB zip100 drive
    working fine. It did so "out of the box" and is properly mounted at
    system boot time.

  2. Re: iomega zip100 issue

    Hmmm...problem solved, tho i do no t know why exactly.

    altho 'lsmod' showed ppa, parport, scsi_mod and sd_mod, i ran insmod on
    them again. i also ran insmod on something called imm. (i saw this in a
    posting somewhere. 'insmod imm' came back with a 'not found' error).

    anyway, the end result of doing this was that /dev/sda and /dev/sda4
    were created!!! i then ram iomegaware's 'iw' program and *bingo*
    the zip100 drive got connected.

    go figure...not sure why this did not happen at boot time
    (auto-detect of the parallel port device and loading of the
    proper modules...as with my USB zip100 drive).

    so...i am gathering up what i did and stuffing it in rc.local!

    - rich


    rich coco wrote:
    > I have a parallel-port iomega zip100 drive that i cannot get to work
    > under fedora core-3. it worked fine under RH-9.
    >
    > yes, I have the ppa and parport modules loaded.
    >
    > HOWEVER, i notice that /dev/sd* does not exist at all!
    >
    > All the help i could find involved mounting the drive to /dev/sda4.
    > I have no such /dev files on my fedora-Core-3 installation.
    > Is this an indication of a deeper problem?
    > (I tried using /dev/parport[0-3] instead, to no avail.)
    >
    > FWIW - on a fedora-core-3 system at home, i have a USB zip100 drive
    > working fine. It did so "out of the box" and is properly mounted at
    > system boot time.


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