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    help have iomega zip 100 apti drive how do i mount


    need help zip drive not reconized in debian sarge i am relly new to this any help would be greatfull

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    How is it not recognized? What error message are you getting. When you mount a Zip drive, you will only mount /dev/hdx4. There is no hdx1, hdx2 etc. More help can be found from The Linux Documentation Project Zip Drive Mini-HOWTO.
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    i have no idea on how to mount drive

    i am really new dont understand all about linux and just would like zip to work can anyone help me i am useing gnome as desktop the icon for zip dosent show up dont know how to make it

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    ebian:~# mkdir /zip
    debian:~# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /zip
    mount: special device /dev/sda4 does not exist
    debian:~# /etc/fstab
    -su: /etc/fstab: Permission denied
    debian:~# mount /dev/hdx4
    mount: can't find /dev/hdx4 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    debian:~#
    how do i figure out what the name of it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by alottab
    ebian:~# mkdir /zip
    debian:~# mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /zip
    mount: special device /dev/sda4 does not exist
    debian:~# /etc/fstab
    -su: /etc/fstab: Permission denied
    debian:~# mount /dev/hdx4
    mount: can't find /dev/hdx4 in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    debian:~#
    how do i figure out what the name of it is
    What drives do you have: list all hard drives, CD, DVD and Zip drives.
    How are the cables connected to them? For example in one of my systems I have CD drive and a DVD drive connected to the same ribbon cable which connects to the motherboard. There are also 2 hard drives on one ribbon cable connected to the motherboard. Try to describe your system that way.
    Go to the BIOS setup when you boot your computer and look at the screen that shows your drives. There should be 4 lines even if you have fewer than 4 drives. List the drives in the same order as on the screen, including "none" for lines that don't have a drive. Post all of that.
    Do 'fdisk -l' (that's fdisk<space><dash><letter L>) to see what drives are detected.

    From the above information, you (we) should be able to figure out what drive is hda, hdb, etc. (but not "hdx").
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    here is this

    primmaster : 80.gb
    second master: cdrom
    second slave : iomega zip 100 atapi





    debian:~# fdisk -l




    Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hda1 * 1 5100 40965718+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
    /dev/hda2 5101 5457 2867602+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda3 5458 9729 34314840 83 Linux
    /dev/hda5 5101 5361 2096451 7 HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6 5362 5457 771088+ 82 Linux swap / Solaris
    debian:~#

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    Okay, with your Zip at secondary slave, that will be hdd. Try adding the following line in your file /etc/fstab:
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    /dev/hdd4      /zip      auto      noauto,users    0  0
    and then, put in a formatted Zip disk (it should be formatted when new) and do 'mount /zip' and then to see if it mounted (you should not get an error message), do 'mount'. If it's there, you should see this as the last line of output:
    /dev/hdd4 on /zip type vfat (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

    If that all works, great. Then you should think about mounting the Zip under /mnt/ instead of under the root directory. To do that you need only umount the Zip disk, delete the /zip directory, mkdir a new /mnt/zip/ directory and edit the line in /etc/fstab to match.

    Cheers~
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    ok where do i find this /etc/fstab

    i dont have a clue where it is can u be more clear

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    Re: ok where do i find this /etc/fstab

    Quote Originally Posted by alottab
    i dont have a clue where it is can u be more clear
    ............................. Sorry!
    You will need to get into a text editor with root privileges.You should be able to do this:

    Click Applications->System Tools->Root Terminal (enter root password when asked)
    You should have a prompt that looks something like this:
    yourcomputer:/home/you#
    Now you should be able to do
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    gedit /etc/fstab
    and then edit it to add the line I posted before.
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    ok this is what i get

    debian:/home/alottab69# mount
    /dev/hda3 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
    proc on /proc type proc (rw)
    sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
    devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
    tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
    usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw)
    tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,size=10M,mode=0755)
    debian:/home/alottab69#

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