> Could someone tell me how i could enable my SCSI zip drive under red-hat linux
> 5.1. I hear things about having to rebuild the kernal.
> I have kernal rebuild intructions and i was wondering how i enable the
> SCSI card device that came with the SCSI Zip Drive.
separately. (It was IOmega branded, though; "ZIP ZOOM", IIRC.)
When you rebuild the kernel, enable "SCSI support" and "SCSI disk support" (and
optionally "Verbose SCSI error reporting"). These are under "SCSI support" if
you use 'make xconfig' to configure your kernel.
Also enable "Adaptec AHA152X support". This is under "SCSI low-level drivers" if
you use 'make xconfig'.
You can make any/all of these modular if you only use your ZIP intermittently.
If you do, edit /etc/conf.modules and add these lines:
alias scsi_hostadapter aha152x
options aha152x aha152x=0x340,10,7,1
The example in the howto uses an 11 where I have the 10, but I had to change it
to 10 to make it work. You should probably read the howto before you start
anyway; click it up at http://metalab.unc.edu/Linux/HOWTO/mini/ZIP-Drive.html.
If you use modules you will also need to do the mkinitrd stuff to pick up these
changes. If you've never rebuilt the kernel before, read up on it before you
start, and be sure to make a safe copy of /usr/src/linux/.config so you'll have a
clean slate if you mess up. The mkinitrd procedure should be described in your
documentation for rebuilding the kernel