In message <email@example.com>, Bill Freeman writes:
> I have an external prallel port generic IDE drive box that
>works with on26. Using a normal IDE disk and pd things are just fine.
> I'd like to use it with an ATAPI Zip drive. Using pf, fdisk
>can see it just fine, and I can, for example, eject the disk with
> But, since pf was apparently written with non-partitioned
>disks (LS-120, CDs) in mind. Zip disks, however, are partitioned.
*Normal* (internal) IDE Zip drives, show up like 'regular' IDE disks --
/dev/hdX, which can be partitioned (or not). Same is true of SCSI Zip
drives, both as true SCSI Zip drives (yes, these do exist) and as
parallel port types (which have a built-in parallel port SCSI
interface) -- they show up as 'regular' SCSI disks, eg /dev/sdX.
Shouldn't the IDE (ATAPI) Zip drive connected via your parallel-port
IDE controller also show up as just another IDE disk?
> Is there something short of reworking the pf driver to support
>partitioning that will get me around this?
Can you see the Zip drive as a 'regular' IDE disk via your parallel
port IDE interface (I'm guessing /dev/pdXn)? If so, that is your
Note: you don't *have* to partition Zip carts, although it is a normal
thing to do.
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