[PARPORT] ZIP - bad partition?

PaleBlue (ej41169@goodnet.com)
Mon, 14 Sep 1998 00:53:28 -0700 (MST)

An update on my zip mounting problems.
The disk is formated out of the box for pc (msdos).

mount -t auto /dev/sda /mnt/zip returns:
  VFS: Can't find a valid MSDOS filesystem on dev 08:00
  mount: you specify the filesystem type.

mount -t auto /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip returns:
  /dev/sda4 is not a valid block device

dd if=/dev/sda of=data.txt count=16:
  drive is accessed, and a file is created; file data.txt reports
  type 'data'.

fdisk /dev/sda and p returns:
Disk /dev/sda: 64 heads, 32 sectors, 96 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 2048 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda4 1 1 2142 2193280 6 DOS 16-bit >=32M
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
     phys=(0, 1, 1) logical=(0, 3, 1)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(15, 63, 32) logical=(2141, 58, 32)

If I use the same disk in win95, there are no problems.
According to what I've read in the zip-drive mini faq, everything
should be working.

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