Michael Klinosky wrote: > I'm trying to get a ZIP drive working - but can't get to square 1. > Basically, it seems like the system doesn't see the drive. I believe > that the bios found it (when I booted it, it put up a message about a > new drive). I have F7. > > It's an IDE (or is it ATAPI - I'm not that well versed in that > technology), internal, 250 Meg drive. It's on the secondary ide buss, as > the slave (an optical drive is the master). > > On the first boot, I didn't have a disk in; I put a disk in and rebooted > - still no sign that it's been seen by the OS. > > I used the Google/linux search, and found a bunch of websites about > installing zip drives - but they all assume that things go wonderfully. > I did find one that really explained things - > http://comptechdoc.org/os/linux/manual3/floppy.html > > I used 'modprobe imm'. > > I tried this: > dmesg | grep zip > dmesg | grep removable > Both had null hits. > > dmesg > /tmp/dmesg > I then read thru it line-by-line - nothing that seemed relevant. > > What might be wrong? Or, what can I try to figure it out? > There may be a bug in the new IDE drivers. They seem to have a problem with removable IDE drives. I have a 120M 3-1/2" IDE "super floppy" drive that is not recognized at all. (The BIOS sees it, and lists it the secondary interface slave drive.) There was a thread on this before with someone having the same problem with ZIP drives... Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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