Re: [PARPORT] Iomega Ditto Max Pro only works with tar not cpio

Juergen Leising (
Fri, 21 May 1999 11:12:13 +0200

On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 11:26:06PM +0100, Neil Soper wrote:
> I am fairly new to Linux so I hope this is not too stupid a question. I have RH 5.2 installed (Linux kernel 2.0.36) and downloaded ftape-4.03-pre-2 a month or so back. I have a parallel port Iomega Ditto Max Pro which I plan to use as a backup device. I load a number of modules at boot-time as follows:
> insmod ./ftape-internal.o ft_fdc_fc10=0 ft_fdc_mach2=0 ft_fdc_base=0x210 ft_fdc_dma=0 ft_fdc_threshold=15 # ft_fdc_rate_limit=4000
> modprobe parport || true # pre-2.1 kernels don't have the parport module
> insmod ./trakker.o
> insmod ./bpck-fdc.o
> all done from a script called insert that came with ftape.

Hi -

forget "insert" - try the following:

insmod ftape ft_fdc_driver=bpck-fdc,none,none,none
insmod zftape
insmod bpck-fdc ft_fdc_irq=7 ft_fdc_base=0x378

(assuming you have plugged in your ditto into the first parallel port)

First test:

ftmt -f /dev/qft0 status

> At first all seemed fine I tried tar and dd to the device /dev/qft1 and it worked OK,
I can't beleive this, because ditto can be accessed only via the first
interface (i. e. qft0 and nqft0) due to a hardware limitation of

Usually is a good place for getting answers to
questions like yours.

More about ditto:

Bye, bye, Juergen.

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