Hello all, I'm new to this forum. One of my machines is using
* KERNEL ver 2.4.2-2
* RH 7.1
One of the *most* irritating chore I face is the mounting of Iomega ZIP 250 drive and how Linux reacts to them in a reboot. I've been using Iomega ZIP250 for about 2 years. After a recent rebooting, I lost the zip drive.
Here is the /etc/fstab entry:
Code:
/dec/sdc4    /mnt/zip250.0    vfat    exec,dev,suid,rw,conv=auto 0 0
On reboot, log says it is not a valid block device.
After reboot, mstab has no corresponding entries.
As root, I tried manually following
Code:
mount -t vfat /dev/sdc4  /mnt/zip250.0
Again the same error message,
mount: /dev/sdc4 is not a valid block device.
Can anyone help out?
It works for a year, then it stops working then it works again...

Here is the fdisk -l output
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Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1106 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 4 32098+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 5 1106 8851815 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 5 282 2233003+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 283 474 1542208+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda7 475 640 1333363+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda8 641 736 771088+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda9 737 832 771088+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda10 833 896 514048+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda11 897 960 514048+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda12 961 1106 1172713+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2231 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 * 1 1020 8193118+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 1021 2231 9727357+ 5 Extended
/dev/sdb5 1021 2040 8193118+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb6 2041 2167 1020096 83 Linux
/dev/sdb7 2168 2231 514048+ 82 Linux swap

Here is fstab
=============================================
LABEL=/ / ext2 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/home /home ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/home2 /home2 ext2 defaults 1 2
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
LABEL=/tmp /tmp ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/u01 /u01 ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/u02 /u02 ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/u03 /u03 ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/usr /usr ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/usr/local /usr/local ext2 defaults 1 2
LABEL=/var /var ext2 defaults 1 2
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
/dev/sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sdb7 swap swap defaults 0 0
# /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,kudzu,ro
0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,unhide,kudzu
,rw 0 0
/dev/sdc4 /mnt/zip250.0 vfat exec,dev,suid,rw,conv=au
to 0 0


And here is mstab, as u can see, no ZIP250.0
=============================================
/dev/sda11 / ext2 rw 0 0
none /proc proc rw 0 0
usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw 0 0
/dev/sda1 /boot ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda12 /home ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sdb6 /home2 ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda9 /tmp ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda5 /u01 ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /u02 ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sdb5 /u03 ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda7 /usr ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda8 /usr/local ext2 rw 0 0
/dev/sda10 /var ext2 rw 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts rw,gid=5,mode=620 0 0
automount(pid643) /misc autofs rw,fd=5,pgrp=643,minproto=2,maxproto=3 0 0

And here is /proc/scsi/scsi
==============================================
Attached devices:
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST39175LW Rev: 0001
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 01 Lun: 00
Vendor: GENERIC Model: CRD-BP3 Rev: 1.03
Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 02 Lun: 00
Vendor: SEAGATE Model: ST318404LW Rev: 0002
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03

Finally, modules.conf
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alias scsi_hostadapter aic7xxx
alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
alias zip250.0 usb-uhci
alias usb-controller1 usb-uhci
alias usb-controller2 usb-uhci
alias eth0 8139too
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L > /dev/null 2>&
1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S > /dev/null 2>&1
|| :
alias sound-slot-0 via82cxxx_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1
|| :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 |
| :
alias usb-controller usb-uhci


Actually it would be nice to know why Linux (kernel 2.4.2-2) suddenly decides not to recognize the USB Zip250 after working so well for over a year?
TIA [/code][/b]