a> I have an ATAPI MOD drive Fujitsu 640MB on a generic i815-based
a> pc-machine with RH7.0 and updated kernel to 2.4.2
a> Unfortunately there's almost nothing in rh docs about MOD and all of
a> it is about SCSI versions.
a> How can I make this wonderful stuff work under linux?
I found that recent kernels have a problem with dos/vfat partitions on
MO drives under SCSI (could not read old disks anymore). Maybe this is
under SCSI only, not with IDE. I don't know, how you will find the
device with 'ATAPI' interface; maybe it is somewhere '/dev/hdx' - or but
it is some SCSI numbering again, as the term 'ATAPI' suggests somehow?
Under Linux you may make more efficient use of it, when you 'reformat'
the medium with ext2 filesystem, with no partitioning. Be aware that the
640 MB medium demands for 2048 bytes per block. So you end with
something like: 'mke2fs -b2048 -m0 /dev/hdx' (for a 'superfloppy'). Be
sure that '/dev/hdx' _is_ the drive and not some harddisk ('fdisk -l
/dev/hdx' for more info).
With the line in '/etc/fstab': '/dev/hdx /mnt/mo ext2 noauto 0 0' it is
mounted with 'mount /mnt/mo' then.