Re: [PARPORT] Imation LS 120 on parallel port

From: Gene Heskett (gene_heskett@iolinc.net)
Date: Mon Dec 25 2000 - 20:19:31 EST

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    Gene Heskett sends Greetings to Guido Milanese;

    >Dear listmembers,

    >I am running Mandrake 7.2 and it's all OK, besides the following problem. I
    >have a LS120 Superdisk drive connected through the parallel port and I do not
    > know how to use it (under Windows it works great).

    >Following the instruction given in another usergroup, I added a new mount
    >point:

    >/mnt/LS

    >and added to /etc/fstab this line:

    >/dev/hde /mnt/LS vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0

    >I also tried
    >/dev/hde /mnt/LS msdos user,exec,umask=0 0 0

    >I also checked that /hde is listed in /dev

    >However, at boot time the answer is that /hde is not recognized as a
    >block device, and the suggestion follows "may be insmod driver".
    >Which driver? Any idea?

    >Thanks, and Merry Christmas.

    >Guido (Italy)

    You might have to recompile your kernel to add the correct emulation.
    From my machine, the option in a make xconfig is:

    Block Devices->Include IDE/ATAPI Floppy Support set to 'y'es

    to put it in the kernel, or 'm' to make it a module which you'll then
    have to insmod or modprobe to make active.

    if in the kernel, you'll see some messages about that device reporting
    two sizes in the dmesg output. If theres a disk in it, the boot will
    hang for a few seconds while it scans the disk, but it should proceed
    once thats done. I have 3 disks that are vfat (factory) formatted, and
    3 that had their format foobared while experimenting on this machine, so
    they now carry an ext2 filesystem. Both work fine, just pick your
    options when mounting /mnt/ls120.

    Cheers & Merry Christmas Guido, Gene

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