Grant Morphett grant at
Thu Feb 13 14:43:04 EST 2003

Correct me if I'm wrong but your zip drive is showing up as hdc - specifically
partition 4.  Why are you trying to mount a scsi device - sda4?  As root try

mount -t vfat /dev/hdc4 /mnt/zip100.0

I think you will have much better success.  My zip drive works fine on my Debian
Potato box running 2.2.14.


On Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:08:11 +1100 Colin Roe scribbled:

>Does anyone know how to install an internal Iomega Zip 100 ATAPI under Linux?
>I'm having no success getting an old NEC FZ110A running with SuSE 8.1 although 
>it works with Windows ME that is currently dual booted on the machine.
>The SuSE site claims the Iomega Zip 100 ATAPI is fully compliant with SuSe 7.1 
>and 8.1 is running an external Iomega Zip 100 through the parallel port on my 
>other machine.
>The Award 4.51 BIOS autodetects the NEC FZ110A jumpered 'master' as an
>'Iomega ZIP 100 ATAPI' and the second BIOS screen shows it as 'Secondary 
>Master Zip mode 0'.
>WinME makes it H: with 100,431,872 bytes capacity and Win System shows it as 
>'Iomega Zip 100'.
>The SuSE 8.1 boot screens show it as 'hdc: Iomega Zip 100 ATAPI, ATAPI Floppy 
>drive'. Other references to it in /var/log/boot.msg are:
>ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
>hdc: no flushcache support
>hdc: 98304kb, 196608 blocks, 512 sector size
>hdc: 98304kb, 32/64/96 CHS, 4096 kbps, 512 sector size, 2941 rpm
>Partition check:
>hdc: hdc4 (repeated 5 times)
>There's a ZIP icon on the KDE desktop but opening it gives the error 
>'/home/croe/Desktop/ZIP.desktop is of type FSDevice but has no Dev=... entry'.
>The Iomega site recommends the following to install the Zip ATAPI driver for 
>Linux kernel 2.2.14 or higher:
>insmod ide-scsi
>insmod fat
>insmod vfat
>mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100.0
>/dev/sda4 /mnt/zip100.0 vfat noauto.user 0 0
>However, at the mounting step I get the error '/dev/sda is not a valid block 
>device' and then 'permission denied' when amending fstab.
>Can someone tell me where I'm going wrong please?
>Colin Roe, Torrens ACT Australia

Grant Morphett
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