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RE: [SLE] problems with Iomega Zip drives in Suse 9.2
  • From: "Chris" <meliore@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2005 07:06:34 +1100
  • Message-id: <NGEGKENPBKIBHPPNIHEAGEBKCAAA.meliore@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


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From: Philipp Thomas [mailto:philipp.thomas@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 7:17 PM
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLE] problems with Iomega Zip drives in Suse 9.2


Gaunce Lewis <lglist@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [Mon, 31 Jan 2005 13:03:48 -0500]:

>However, this is the right partition for a vfat formatted
>zip disk.

It depends on how the zip disk was formatted. By default most are
formatted as hard disk and use the 4th partition (hdX4). But you can
also format them as super floppy (hdX) or use the first partition
(hdX1).

Philipp


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Actually suse has changed the way the zip drive is treated; as on 9.1 you
will need to use hdx4 but ob 9.2 hdx.(Even if you use the exact same zip
disk). So it doesnot depend on how it is formatted and it's partitions etc.
So far as I know suse is the only os to manage this.
Chris




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