I would like to use a ZIP drive (the disks really) on both Linux and Solaris
x86 systems. I know two ways to utilize the ZIP disks under Linux:
- format in DOS (using ZIPtools) and mount -t msdos ...
- fdisk and mke2fs in Linux and mount -t ext2 ...
The problem (as near as I can tell) is that Solaris x86 cannot mount
either msdos (FAT) or ext2 (second extended) filesystems. (Somebody
please say I'm wrong.)
"http://blackhole.eas.asu.edu/zip/solaris2x/zip-install.html" shows how
to install a ZIP drive on Solaris 2.5 which involves using 'format' and
'newfs' to make a ufs filesystem on the ZIP disk. UFS filesystems
(especially those done bu Sun), as far as I can tell, are not mountable
under Linux. (Somebody prove me wrong?)