[FC4] Zip drive


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vincent

Co worker of mine having problems getting a zip drive to work on his machine

I attached the zip drive to the PC's parallel port, powered it on (green light showing), and inserted the ppa module into the kernel. Here's the message I got in /var/log/messages:

Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel: ppa: Version 2.07 (for Linux 2.4.x) Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel: ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use EPP 32 bit Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel: ppa: Found device at ID 6, Attempting to use
PS/2
Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel: ppa: Communication established with ID 6 using PS/2 Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel: scsi2 : Iomega VPI0 (ppa) interface
Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel:   Vendor: IOMEGA	Model: ZIP 100
Rev: D.13
Dec  8 10:42:17 sea-rdavis kernel:   Type:   Direct-Access
ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Dec  8 10:42:18 sea-rdavis kernel: Attached scsi removable disk sdb at scsi2, channel 0, id 6, lun 0 Dec  8 10:42:18 sea-rdavis scsi.agent[3492]: disk at /devices/platform/host2/target2:0:6/2:0:6:0

So far, so good. Then I inserted a disk and did fdisk /dev/sdb and got

this:

Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb: Spinning up disk..................................................................................................not responding...
Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb : READ CAPACITY failed.
Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb : status=1, message=00, host=0,
driver=08
Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sd: Current: sense key: No Sense
Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel:	 Additional sense: Defect list not
found
Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb: Write Protect is off Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb: cache data unavailable Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: sdb: assuming drive cache: write through Dec  8 10:46:11 sea-rdavis kernel: Device not ready. Make sure there is a disc in the drive.

I have two disks, tried them both--I don't think the disks are the problem.

Thinking about it now, I suppose it's possible I need to change some BIOS setting or other in relation to the parallel port. But I would expect that a problem like that would interfere with communication so completely that it wouldn't give me a SCSI drive to work with.

Thanks for taking the time to help me with this.

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markjensen

I have a JAZ, but it is SCSI, so I don't have much in common with the setup you described (parallel - ugh!). But, I would certainly look at changing the BIOS parallel port settings. It cannot hurt, as they can always be set back.

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raid517

Parallel is going back a bit isn't it?

I aways wondered what those were for....

GJ

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