Riley Williams (
Wed, 18 Feb 1998 14:23:51 +0000 (GMT)

Hi Junichi.

> Is a disk definitely lost after the following error ?

> scsi0: MEDIUM ERROR on channel 0, id 6, lun 0, CDB:
> Request Sense 00 00 00 10 00
> Current error sd08:01: sense key Medium Error
> scsidisk I/O error: dev 08:01, sector 2, absolute sector 3
> EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda1,
> or too many mounted file systems

> This will be a third one I lose this way. Is that due to a
> problem with my parallel port ZIP drive ?

I had a similar problem with my system when I first started using
the PPA 1.40 driver to access it. It turned out to be due to the
fact that my parallel port's EPP mode waas incompatible with that
expected by the driver - as soon as I changed the parallel port to
use ECP mode instead, the problems vanished.

If this is also your problem, then I can add that, whilst the data
on the disk at the time of the error occurring is lost, the disk
can be recovered by just reformatting it with either mke2fs or
mkdosfs as appropriate.

Best wishes from Riley.

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