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Re: [SLE] Parallel Port ZIP drive and modules
- From: aguavaca@xxxxxxxxxxx (aguavaca@xxxxxxxxxxx)
- Date: Tue, 28 Sep 1999 01:48:18 +0200 (CEST)
- Message-id: <XFMail.990928014818.aguavaca@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Iomega parallel port external Zip.
Compile kernel with "zlilo" option but before all:
a) Modify the file /etc/lilo.conf and add the following lines:
#my new compiled kernel
root /dev/hda1 (or whatever hard disk or partition you have Linux installed on)
label S.u.S.E (or any label you want to write here)
#end of my new kernel
In this same file change the default kernel line that says:
image /vmlinuz ---> rename vmlinuz as vmlinuz.old
Save changes and exit.
Go to /usr/src/linux and type from an xterm: make xconfig (if you have tcl/tk
installed on your sistem).
Say 'yes' to options iomega, scsi and parport support, and load these as
Save changes and type in xterm:
a) make dep clean zlilo
b) make modules
c) make modules_install
Now in theory, you would have to load and unload modules any time you would
need them. In order to avoid this go to /etc/rc.d/boot.local and add
the following lines:
echo Loading Iomega Zip module
Bear in mind that 'ppa' is the name for the parallel iomega port.
Now any time you boot computer modules are automatically loaded.
In order for the ppa (iomega zip module) to be unloaded automatically go to
/etc/rc.d/halt.local and add these lines:
echo Unloading Iomega Zip module
I did not have to add anything in /etc/fstab.
Hope this works for you!
Create a new directory, e.g. /zip and mount zip:
mount -t ext2 /dev/sda4 /zip (if you want to work with Linux like files).
mount -t vfat /dev/sda4 /zip (if you want to see window$ like files).
Do not forget to umount.
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