Panasonic ZIP-100 drive problems

Panasonic ZIP-100 drive problems

Post by Henry Leparska » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00

I have an internal Panasonic (Matsushita Corp.) IDE ZIP-100 drive.
System is Redhat 6.0 distribution.

At boot, I see that the ZIP gets autodetected as /dev/hdb1.

I run 'fdisk' on this to partition , and then 'mk2efs' to format the
partition. All goes well.

However, when I mount /dev/hdb1 as an 'ext2' filesystem, the directory
looks strange, and I can't access it:

A directory listing of /mnt/zip looks like:

?--------- zip          Dec 31 1969

Because I get no errors in partitioning and formatting, I'm not sure
where to begin to debug this. It looks as if it doesn't understand the
file system.


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1. Iomega external zip-100 drive problem

Hi !

I carfully read the zip drive mini-howto.
My kernel is configured correctly (well, I think so) :
IOMEGA PARALLEL PORT (ppa - older drives) : M
IOMEGA PARALLEL PORT (imm - newer drives) : M
ppa/imm option - Use slow (but safe) EPP-16 : N
ppa/imm option - Assume slow parport control register : N
Parallel printer support : M

I'm running on rh-linux 6.2
I killed lpd.
And then :

Using /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/scsi/ppa.o
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/scsi/ppa.o: unresolved symbol
unresolved symbol parport_claim_R46138e04
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/scsi/ppa.o: unresolved symbol
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/scsi/ppa.o: unresolved symbol
parport_unregister_device_R857406d1 /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/scsi/ppa.o:
unresolved symbol parport_release_Re207d4f8      

What's wrong ?

Thank you
Francis Girard

Rimouski, Qubec, Canada

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