[PARPORT] Parallel Zip100 drive problems, more details...

From: Jeff Perkel (perkel@mail.med.upenn.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 09:56:33 EDT

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    I wrote yesterday about the problems that I was having with my Zip100 drive
    under Linux 2.2.13. To whit: I can mount the drive as root by using insmod
    parport, insmod ppa, but I want to be able to mount without insmod (i.e.,
    by having kmod automagically load the ppa and parport modules). Here are


    *** dmesg output ***

    Linux version 2.2.13-7mdk (root@kenobi.mandrakesoft.com) (gcc version
    2.95.1 19990816 (release)) #1 Wed Sep 15 18:02:18 CEST 1999

    ... ! snip ...

    scsi : 0 hosts.
    scsi : detected total.

    *** /etc/fstab ***

    /dev/hda1 / ext2 defaults 1 1
    /dev/hda5 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto
    sync,user,noauto,nosuid,nodev,unhide 0 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto
    user,noauto,nosuid,exec,nodev,ro 0 0
    none /proc proc defaults 0 0
    none /dev/pts devpts mode=0622 0 0
    /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip vfat defaults 0 0

    *** /etc/conf.modules ***

    alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
    pre-install pcmcia_core /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start
    alias scsi_hostadapter ppa

    *** and here's what happens when I try to mount the drive as root ***

    # mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
    mount: the kernel does not recognize /dev/sda4 as a block device
            (maybe 'insmod driver'?)
    # insmod parport
    # insmod ppa
    ppa: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.2.x)
    ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
    ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use SPP
    ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using SPP
    scsi0 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
    scsi : 1 host.
      Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 Rev: J.03
      Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
    SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 196608 [96 MB] [0.1 GB]
    sda: Write Protect is off
     sda: sda4

    *** at this point, the mount command works...

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