[PARPORT] ZIP Drive No Go on RH6.1

From: Roger Harrington (roger@the-harringtons.com)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 09:44:54 EDT

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    In a post-installation environment I have been trying to install a ZIP100
    parallel drive.

    Being post install I did not have scsi support activated and have tried to
    do this using the kernel configurator which I configured as:-
    Type scsi_host Module ppa Arguments ppa_nybble=1 ppa_speed_low=6
    ppa_speed_high=1 ppa_base=0x378

    On reboot I still get in dmesg:- scsi : 0 hosts
                                        scsi : detected total

    The following steps have been undertaken:-
    1. Via BIOS changed the port from EPP+ECP to Normal.
    2. Manually entered into /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit /sbin/modprobe ppa
    3. In /etc/fstab manually entering: /dev/zip /mnt/zip vfat
    user,noauto,exec 0 1
    4. In /etc/mtools.conf entering: drive z: file="/dev/sda4" exclusive

    When booting I note a comment of:-
    /lib/modules/2.2.12-20/scsi/ppa.0: init_module: Device or resource busy.
    parport: Device or resource busy.

    I have not configured any printer for this port as I am solely reliant on
    Samba to a Windows only printer located on a W9x PC.

    I have had the ZIP drive for about 3 years (works perfectly on W98) so it
    would not have the newer imm driver.

    Any help to show me whats staring me in the face would be much appreciated.


    Roger Harrington

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