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w2gnd

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Mounting an Iomega Zipdrive
« on: November 28, 2008, 02:40:34 pm »
I am trying to add a 250MB parallel port zipdrive during the boot process but don't know where to start.  I'm pretty sure that the command or file or script cannot be executed until the parallel port is setup by whatever file loads the operating system.  I obtained the necessary driver from this location:  http://w2.syronex.com/jmr/technical/iomega-zip.html.  He describes how to mount the drive manually when you boot the system. 

I want to automatically  mount the drive when the system boots.  Anyone familiar with this?

Thanks!

bad_gui

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Re: Mounting an Iomega Zipdrive
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 07:21:20 pm »
I'm no expert but I used an IDE Zip drive years ago.

Here are some things that can get you started:

Find out what kernel modules are needed and have them loaded in /etc/modules.conf

Put the filesystem settings into /mnt/fstab

Take a look at http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/ZIP-Drive.html#ss4.4
and http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/ZIP-Drive.html#ss6.4

I was able to find the imm module in the VL5.9 kernel source tree

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/usr/src/linux-2.6.22.14/drivers/scsi/imm.c
/usr/src/linux-2.6.22.14/drivers/scsi/imm.h
/usr/src/linux-2.6.22.14/drivers/scsi/imm.mod.c