Mag optical?

Mag optical?

Post by John Boy » Thu, 04 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Has anyone used a MO drive with Linux?

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Mag optical?

Post by Todor Vide » Thu, 04 Jan 1996 04:00:00

>Has anyone used a MO drive with Linux?

>Regards  John B                                                                

Yes, more than half year so far.
I'm using Logitec Eclace LMO-340 (quite old - only 128Mb) on
old Buslogic - external
A friend is using FUJITSU ... (i do not remember exact model)
230/128 Mb, internal on Buslogic 946c

Both work perfectly OK

Sincerely Yours:                Todor Videv
          Hiroshima University, Faculty of Engineering,
 NAOE Department, Phone: +81 (824) 24-7770, Fax: +81 (824) 22-7194



Mag optical?

Post by John Boy » Fri, 05 Jan 1996 04:00:00

Thanks for the replies. Now I know that it is possible I'll give it a go.

John B.


Mag optical?

Post by Lee W. F » Fri, 05 Jan 1996 04:00:00

 >Has anyone used a MO drive with Linux?
Linux ext2fs does both 512 and 1024 Bytes per sector media properly on my
HP 650MB D-1716's.  It also recognizes that the drive  has removable media
and locks it while mounted.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed above are my own and do not in any way represent L*Aerospace Corporation.


Mag optical?

Post by Stephan Loesch » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00

>Has anyone used a MO drive with Linux?


Yes, I use an Olympus DELTIS MOS-320E with 230MB disks.
I can boot Linux from MO, install filesystems on it (ext2, msdos, ...)
If very fine! :)


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I would appreciate any information on the state of support for these
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absence of any existing support, I would appreciate any pointers to
documentation describing the structure of the standard file system
used on these disks by DOS and OS/2.

Please e-mail any responses directly to me.


Mike Westall
Professor of Computer Science

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