Re: [PARPORT] drivers for SparQ

Grant R. Guenther (
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:39:06 -0500 (EST)

> Is there any linux software for SyQuest SparQ? Just bought one.

The internal SparQ is an ordinary removable media IDE device.

The external SparQ is the same drive with an integrated EPAT parallel
to IDE adapter.

The internal drive is supported by the standard IDE driver, the external
drive is supported by the PARIDE suite in current 2.1 kenels.

Neither driver currently supports the write protection or eject functions,
but we're working on it.

If you want to use the external model with a 2.0 kernel, you can
get either

(a monolithic driver for EPAT based disks, now obsolete) or

which is the last beta version of the PARIDE suite. It differs from
the official 1.0 version (found in 2.1.77+) in _not_ supporting the
sharing of parallel ports with other drivers.

Grant R. Guenther

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