David Campbell (email@example.com)
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 15:19:22 +0800
Date sent: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 23:02:33 -0330 (NST)
From: Neil Zanella <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: David Campbell <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: [PARPORT] Iomega Zip 250MB Drives
> The imm 0.18 driver worked with my Zip250 drive and kernel 2.0.36.
> The driver works with both 250MB and 100MB disks as I was able to mount
> both on my /mnt/zip mount point.
> The howto mentions the development of some software for Linux to remove the
> file 50ways.exe that appears on both my iomega zip disk and my maxell zip
> disk. As far as I understand this file has some built in mechanism to
> prevent the zip drive from writing an ext2fs file system to the drive,
> making the Zip drive read-only under Linux. So to make an ext2fs file
> system I must reboot to DOS, configure my new zip drive under windows (which
> frankly I do not feel like doing as I don't care much for windows) and
> do something to the floppy to unprotect it.
You are talking about ziptools for Linux? From memory the source can
be found be retrieved by anonymous ftp from
ftp://ftp.torque.net/pub/ziptool.c, Grant wrote the original program
quite sometime back and I have not made ANY modifications to it. The
date stamp on the file is May 1996.
Time for me to read the HOWTO [showing my ignorance and how long
since I bought a ZIP disk, 2 years since I bought a Gigapack].
Check http://www.torque.net/parport for all Linux parallel port solutions.
(also check http://www.torque.net/parport/archive/current/)
Current project list:
a) Get ZIP Plus drive back from waranty claim
b) Maintain Linux ZIP drivers (need to update docs)
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