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Re: [SLE] zip 250 quandry
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin1.listas@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 16:12:17 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0405131558210.4662@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The Friday 2000-01-07 at 03:38 -0500, David Johanson wrote:

> pcp09513812pcs:~ # fdisk -l
>
> Disk /dev/sda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 8924 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 * 1 8924 71681998+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
>
> Disk /dev/sdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2231 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
>
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sdb1 1 3 24066 83 Linux
> /dev/sdb2 4 20 136552+ 82 Linux swap
> /dev/sdb3 21 2231 17759857+ 83 Linux
> pcp09513812pcs:~ #
>
> No zip identified here. ;-(

No, certainly there is no mountable ide disk there.

>
>
> > You can also have a look at "/proc/ide/*"
> >
>
> In /proc/ide/ I have ide0 and ide1 files, links to the files hda and hdd, and
> two files of 0 bytes, "drivers" and "via". The link hdd holds 7 additional files
> of 0 bytes each; capacity, driver, geometry, identify(locked), media, model, and
> settings (also locked). What should I be seeing here?

Try to 'cat' them. For example:

cer@nimrodel:~> cat /proc/ide/hda/model
ST360020A

which is the model name of my hda disk.

They are "pseudofiles" created by the kernel on the fly when you request
to see them. For example, "settings" has a lot of interesting info.

The "via" file you mention must be equivalent to my "piix" one, and has
info about the ide chipset; mine says what dma/udma I have enabled.


I think your ZIP drive is not detected. Probably there will be some info
in the /var/log/boot.msg file. I have seen the rest of the messages on
this thread, but I have nothing else definite to say.

--
Cheers,
Carlos Robinson


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