[ale] New Toy: Old Zip Drive

Bjorn Dittmer-Roche bjorn at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Feb 19 10:47:50 EST 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Byron A Jeff wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 09:24:06AM -0500, John Mills wrote:
> > ALErs -
> >
> > A friend gave me one of the old-style, parallel-port external Zip100
> > drives which may actually be handy for me.
> >
> > I want to use in on a Slackware-9.1 laptop. Entering:
> >  "# insmod parport; insmod ppa" is rewarded with a little buzz of life
> > from the drive (good news, I assume). What '/dev' file should I mount to
> > find out if I can find any data on a disk? ("/dev/<something>4" I expect,
> > if it's like other Zips I've used?)

dunno about linux, but other Unices often provide this kind of info in
dmesg. Of course, you still have to kinda guess about partition.


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