[ale] New Toy: Old Zip Drive
Nathan J. Underwood
lists at cybertechcafe.net
Thu Feb 19 16:25:14 EST 2004
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I saw this and had to giggle a little bit. I have a client who has ALL
of her images on Zip disks, and swears by them. I had 3 old Zip100
drives tucked away (not quite sure why). I couldn't believe it when I
was able to mount it and get the data off of it!!
| Bjorn Dittmer-Roche wrote:
|> 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
|>>> 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.
| The default partition on zip drives is /dev/sda4 as Byron indicated.
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