A definitive --> Not Exactly....Quote:>quick question: Does (will) Linux support the parallel port version of
>IOMega's ZIP drives?
Let me explain.
There is no native driver for the parallel port. In fact for Linux there are
few parallel devices at all that have native drivers. Some paranoia thang
with the manufacturers. Do your part, call Iomega (they're in the Valley,
you're in the valley. Should be a local call for you. Right?) and ask them
for the interface specifications for the drive so that someone can write
a native driver. If enough folks call maybe they can be convinced to
release the specs.
But there is a small ray of hope in the meantime: use the DOS driver under
DOSEMU. I was putzing around on the parallel ZIP drive I have access to
(I own a SCSI one which is supported as a standard SCSI drive and works
like a champ!) and tested my theory which proposed that DOSEMU was together
enough to run it. And it worked. But I was lucky. Another parallel watcher
(Hey Guenther!) pointed out to me that is doesn't work for the 0.60.X versions
(i.e. the latest) of DOSEMU. Broken port code. So he's working on it.
In the meantime take a read of my ZIP mini HOWTO:
And get a pre53.27.tgz version of DOSEMU from:
and compile it up. Since DOSEMU can access both Linux and the ZIP you can
transfer files between the two via DOSEMU.
Other than that there is no way for Linux to use the parallel ZIP.
Ah young grasshopper! If one read the information in the newsgroups, oneQuote:
>Thanks. (please email me)
would be enlightened. It's not too much trouble to follow one thread is
I simul-Emailed/posted so that others can reflect on the information.
Another random extraction from the mental bit stream of...
Byron A. Jeff - PhD student operating in parallel - And Using Linux!