After posting an inquiry the other day, I experimented some
more. The bottom line is that it seems to behave just like a
a scsi ZIP drive for me.
Perhaps the tipoff is the the device:
/dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2 ( mine is on sec. ide, as slave device )
which points to
I was able to format and newfs as a Solaris disk (and copy and
read files to it)
and, more importantly, the mtools-3.9.1 package works fine
after the addition of the lines
# # ZIP disk for Solaris86:
# Drive Z is ZIP-100 at ATA-1,1
drive Z: file="/dev/rdsk/c1t1d0s2" partition=4 scsi=1 nodelay exclusive
If you don't set /usr/local/bin/mtools as suid root, ordinary
users cannot access the zip drive. I assume that there are good
reasons not to run it suid (e.g. unrestricted access to the disk
I don't know all the interactions with the volume manager
( my tests were with this turned off ).
I was not able to mount the zip disk as a pcfs filesystem.
Good luck, Clarence
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