[PARPORT] ..install-trouble with iomega zip 100 plus..

From: Matthias Kuhn (matthias.kuhn@student.uni-tuebingen.de)
Date: Tue Apr 01 2003 - 07:47:10 EST

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    hi out there.

    I tried to get my zip (iomega zip 100 plus) working, but it doesn't!?

    I've got SuSE 7.0, Linux 2.2.16 on my machine, the zip is on my parallel port.
    In BIOS this is enabled with SPP(or also tried ECP) on 0x378, IRQ 7. I tried
    manual loading of needed modules with modprobe:

    # modprobe parport
    # modprobe parport_pc
    # modprobe parport_probe

    Parts of lsmod look afterwards like this:

    parprot_probe 3492 0
    parport_pc 7564 0 (unused)
    parport 7464 0 [parport_pc]

    dmesg contains now the lines:
    parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [SPP,ECP,ECPEPP,ECPPS2]
    parport_probe: failed
    parport0: no IEEE-1284 device present.

    Once, parport_probe even succeded in same setting, saying SCSI-adapter
    Anyway, next, I tried to start for SCSI the imm -thing with

    # modprobe imm &

    My zip's light blinking twice and makes little noise, this modprobe
    command is very long working in background.

    That's what dmesg says if it seems to work:

    imm: Version 2.03 (for Linux 2.0.0)
    imm: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit
    imm: Communication established with ID 6 using EPP 32 bit
    scsi0 : Iomega VPI2 (imm) interface
    scsi : 1 host.
      Vendor: IOMEGA Model: ZIP 100 PLUS Rev: J.66
      Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
    Detected scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 6, lun 0

    But if I try to mount it to, say, /zip (which exists) or if I type in
    # fdisk -l /dev/sda ,
    then the computer hangs and I have to press reset-button to try again.. :(
    that's for a while now.
    I've no idea any more. Thanks for help. BYe, matthias.

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