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[linux-dell-laptops] ZIP Drive and Linux

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  • randygunning@hotmail.com
    Does anyone know how to mount an MS-DOS (Windows 98) formatted ZIP disk on Linux (RedHat 6.0)? The Linux howto is very clear, but it does not work on the Dell
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 14, 1999
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      Does anyone know how to mount an MS-DOS (Windows 98) formatted ZIP disk
      on Linux (RedHat 6.0)? The Linux howto is very clear, but it does not
      work on the Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop.

      The zip drive is recognized at boot as hdc, but mounting it:
      mount -t vfat /dev/hdc4 /mnt
      gets the following error:
      mount: /dev/hdc4 is not a valid block device

      Has anyone made this work?

      Thanks,

      Randy
    • ziparj
      why dont you try: mount -t msdos /dev/hdc4 /mnt ? or maybe you got the device hdc4 wrong randygunnin-@hotmail.com wrote: original
      Message 2 of 3 , Feb 14, 2000
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        why dont you try:

        mount -t msdos /dev/hdc4 /mnt
        ?
        or maybe you got the device "hdc4" wrong


        randygunnin-@... wrote:
        original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/linux-dell-laptops/?start
        =121
        > Does anyone know how to mount an MS-DOS (Windows 98) formatted ZIP
        disk
        > on Linux (RedHat 6.0)? The Linux howto is very clear, but it does not
        > work on the Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop.
        >
        > The zip drive is recognized at boot as hdc, but mounting it:
        > mount -t vfat /dev/hdc4 /mnt
        > gets the following error:
        > mount: /dev/hdc4 is not a valid block device
        >
        > Has anyone made this work?
        >
        > Thanks,
        >
        > Randy
        >
      • Neil
        ... You need to insert a disc first before mounting the drive. Neil
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 14, 2000
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          On Mon, 14 Feb 2000 02:27:11 -0800, you wrote:

          >why dont you try:
          >
          >mount -t msdos /dev/hdc4 /mnt
          >?
          >or maybe you got the device "hdc4" wrong

          You need to insert a disc first before mounting the drive.

          Neil
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