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  1. #1
    Dehreorn Guest

    Zip Drive


    Hello!

    I just installed Red Hat 7.2 and am new to Linux. I can't figure out how
    to get the Zip drive (or the floppy drive) to work.

    I'm using Gnome, and I believe my Zip drive is "hdd4." I think it automatically
    mounts this drive; there's a directory called /mnt/zip100.0. However, nothing
    is listed in that directory even though there are things on the Zip drive
    (like mp3s and folders with other stuff).

    Does a Zip drive have to be formatted for Linux, or can Red Hat read a Windows-formatted
    Zip drive, and there's just something else I need to do?

    Thanks everyone--I appreciate any help you can give!

    Dehreorn
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    Dean Earley Guest

    Re: Zip Drive

    > Hello!
    >
    > I just installed Red Hat 7.2 and am new to Linux. I can't figure out how
    > to get the Zip drive (or the floppy drive) to work.
    >
    > I'm using Gnome, and I believe my Zip drive is "hdd4." I think it automatically
    > mounts this drive; there's a directory called /mnt/zip100.0. However, nothing
    > is listed in that directory even though there are things on the Zip drive
    > (like mp3s and folders with other stuff).


    Have you tried mounting it manually?
    mount /mnt/zip100.0

    if that fails, try:
    mount /dev/hdd4 /mnt/zip100.0 -t vfat

    > Does a Zip drive have to be formatted for Linux, or can Red Hat read a Windows-formatted
    > Zip drive, and there's just something else I need to do?


    No, linux can read windows formatted drives/disks, but it can only read NTFS (used in NT, 2K, and XP) read only)

    > Thanks everyone--I appreciate any help you can give!


    Hope this helps

    --
    Dean Earley (dean.earley@icode.co.uk)
    Assistant Developer

    iCode Systems


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  3. #3
    Dehreorn Guest

    Re: Zip Drive


    Thanks--I'll give that a try. I appreciate it!

    Dehreorn
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