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Re: FC4: zip-drive not working

On Wed, 2005-07-06 at 11:56 -0700, Scott Talbot wrote:
> H.Breimer wrote:
> >Last month on FC3 I made my updates on a zip-drive that has always
> >worked.
> >Now, moved over to FC4, no luck.
> >
> >"Unable to mount the selected volume.
> >
> > mount could not determine the
> > filesystem type, and none was specified"
> >
> >lspci, lshal, fstab, udev and nautilus show signs of recognizing my 
> >
> >google did not help. For bugzilla I would not know where to look.
> >
> >Hint anyone?
> >thx Henk
> >
> >  
> >
>     You have not said what you're trying. i.e. are you trying to mount 
> from within the computer:/// in Nautilus or from the command line?
>     I am also having trouble mounting from Nautilus, but I can mount using :
> mount /dev/hdb4 /media/zip
> Try this: With a disk in the Zip drive:
> sudo /sbin/fdisk -l   # use su if you have not set up sudoers file for 
> yourself
> You should get a list of all ATA and scsi disks/partitions.  Find your 
> Zip on this list and note which partitions are available. Then mount 
> that partition.  IOMEGA Zip format tools default to 1 partition number 
> 4, but if you have a disk formatted by Linux or windows or whatever, it 
> may not be formatted that way.  Once you know what partition and dev you 
> could mount it manually or edit your /etc/fstab to make it work.
> Scott

Thanks to these hints I was able to mount my zip drive. I use fedora
core 4.
I did the following:

I looked into the /dev folder and found a device hdb
As root I did /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hdb I got:

[root localhost Jan]# /sbin/fdisk -l /dev/hdb

Disk /dev/hdb: 100 MB, 100663296 bytes
64 heads, 32 sectors/track, 96 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 = 1048576 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb4   *           1          96       98288    6  FAT16
then mkdir /mnt/zip

Then finally 

[root localhost Jan]# mount -t vfat /dev/hdb4 /mnt/zip

I could start reading /mnt/zip.


PS What to do for automounting this at boot?

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