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How do I install my Zip Drive on a Sun Workstation?
This document applies to the following:
Operating System : UNIX
Device Type : Zip 100 SCSI
Software Version : UNIX
This document contains the steps that are needed to install an Iomega drive
onto a SUN Workstation.
The Zip 100 SCSI drive is supported on the following Operating Systems using
the built-in drivers, which are
not provided nor supported by Iomega. Zip disks can not be formatted using
these Operating Only standard,
non-write protected disks can be used.
How do I install my Iomega drive?
Set the SCSI ID Switch...
For SunOS 4.1.1, 4.1.2, or 4.1.3, use SCSI ID 0, 1, or 2. Be sure to select
an unused setting. For Solaris 2.0, SCSI
IDs 3 & 7 are reserved, use any other unused SCSI ID setting.
Attach the Iomega Drive to your SCSI adapter or chain..
Create a Device Entry Point (For Solaris 2.0 only). After attaching the
Iomega device and starting your
SPARCstation, enter the following command at the OK prompt: boot -r
Entries for format.dat...
Enter the appropriate entry into the /etc/format.dat file. Use the system
editor and be careful not to change
other file entries. The entries are case sensitive!
SunOS 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3 (for SunOS 4.1.1, replace the controller type SCSI
Data Disk Preparation Procedure:
1.Insert the correct Iomega disk in the Iomega drive prior to booting the
2.Run the SunOS format program at the # prompt type: format
Note: In the following examples, X represents the sd number shown on
your monitor for the drive that
contains the working disk.
3.Select the sd number related to the drive that contains the disk you are
formatting. If the disk has never
been formatted, the program should enter the Drive Type menu. Select the
appropriate disk type from
4.Use the partition sub-command to choose the partition information.
5.Use the print option to verify the existence of the C partition.
6.Use the label sub-command to write a label on the disk
7.Use the quit command twice to exit the format program.
8.Run the newfs utility to make a file system on the disk. At the # prompt
type:newfs -v /dev/rsdXc
Using a Disk:
1.After the file system has been placed on the disk, you can mount it into
the UNIX file system. (Replace
mount_point with an appropriate mountable directory eg. /mnt). At the #
prompt type:mount /dev/sdXc
2.When you are through using the disk, it can be removed from the UNIX
file system. At the # prompt
type: umount /dev/sdXc or: umount /mount_point
3.To check the file system, make sure the disk is not mounted and use the
fsck command. At the # prompt
I have tried this but we opted for DVD and optical drives instead of Zips.
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>>I'd like to know whether it's possible to connect an internal IDE Zip
>>from Iomega into a Sun Ultra 10 WorkStation running Solaris 2.6.
>>Has anybody tried it yet ?
>We have tried it and it has not worked. Specifically, we pretty much
>gave up when using ziptools (freeware) to try to eject the disk the
>kernel panicked. A bug report has not yet been filed.
>Should someone from Sun (or someone interested in writing a device
>driver) want to see the kernel core image from such a crash, feel
>free to contact me.
>We are quite interested in having zip drives working on our Ultra 10's.
>Specifically we would like to have it supported by volmgt and be able
>to access FAT (and VFAT) filesystems. UFS would also be nice, but
>students that take their zip disks home are mostly running Windows or
>some other OS that can recognize FAT filesystems. Please, Sun?
>I hear that the SCSI zip drives do work, but have not yet verfied it.
>One of the key reasons for buying the Ultra 10 is for the price... if
>I have to buy a SCSI card to use a zip drive, I lose a huge part of
>UNIX Systems Administrator
>Computer-Aided Engineering Center
>University of Wisconsin - Madison