Re: [PARPORT] ppa and /dev/sdN

Eric Anderson (
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 09:28:03 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Philip Blundell wrote:

> >QUESTION: can we force ppa to allways create the same device , i.e.
> >/dev/sda1 ?
> No. The "1" part is the partition number on the disk and it depends on how
> that particular disk was formatted. Zip disks usually seem to end up with a
> single partition numbered 4 but there's no reason it has to be that way, and
> essentially nothing the PPA driver can do about it.
> It sounds like what you need is a smarter "mount".
> p.

Perhaps instead of a smarter mount, another layer if device drivers.
Perhaps someone could create a device /dev/zip that redirects calls to
itself to the correct /dev/sdax. Same for Jaz and other removables. What
about a shell script that scans all the possible partition numbers and
mounts the first one it finds valid or something like that?

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