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  1. #1

    Cool Linux driver for Iomega USB CDRW

    Hi all,

    I have an external USB CDRW from Iomega and am trying to connect it to Linux laptop, with no luck!

    I plugged in the USB and Linux didn't automatically detect the drive and so I went to the Iomega site to find the relevant driver, but turns out they don't have one. Any idea if this is available from a third party? Any other suggestions are welcome.

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Linux User geese's Avatar
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    I dont think there is one, and I don't think you should need one.

     lsmod | grep -i usb
    and you should see your device.

    here is some info on how to mount it -

    iomega probable has some funny hardware because I never need to manually mount USB drives (CD or HDD).


  3. #3

    Cool Trouble installing external USB CDRW

    Thanks for your reponse geese.

    You were right, I realised that my USB cable was faulty, so I can now see the device. For example when I plug in the USB CD drive with a CD in it it brings up a prompt window asking me what I want to do with the contents of the CD that is in the driver.

    However, when I try to explore the contents of the CD I get the following error message:

    " The path '/home/user/CDRW86522EXT3-B' does not exist. "

    I tried to manually mount the device by following the link you posted, but didn't get much luck probably because I am a complete novice to Linux and don't know my way around the Shell Console much.

    However, my gut feeling judging from the error message I get is that it is not a mounting issue but a case of bad referencing, which I am not sure how to fix!

    Apologies if I sound ignorant, but would appreciate your help a lot.

    Thanks in advance

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    Linux User geese's Avatar
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    can you post the result of
    tail -f /var/log/messages
    after you connected the drive.

    And yeah, it does not sound like mounting problem.
    btw, did you check the /media directory?

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